Satcom Direct expands international training program to include AeroIT


Satcom Direct has launched its new AeroIT certification and preparatory course to international clients. The IT certification for aviation course was launched in the USA in March 2015. It is designed to equip aircraft technicians with knowledge of today’s sophisticated airborne communications systems.

The Satcom Direct Training Programme, launched at EBACE 2014, currently offers training classes and technology seminars in Farnborough (UK), Geneva (Switzerland), Hong Kong (China), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Dubai (UAE). The programs in each location are being expanded to include the AeroIT certification, which was created by Satcom Direct in cooperation with CompTIA’s Examplify subsidiary. The existing courses cover all technical networks in aviation communications and are a suggested prerequisite for the AeroIT training, which Satcom Direct says provides advanced knowledge and certification testing. A study guide is also available for self-guided preparation. The subsequent AeroIT certification proctored exam will be offered at any Pearson VUE testing center worldwide. The certification is valid for three years and must then be renewed.

“AeroIT expands upon the existing base of knowledge and focuses on the IT aspects of avionics systems,” said Sanaa Saadani, head of training at Satcom Direct. “It’s a great way for technical team members to add value to their flight department and enhance their own professional development.”

AeroIT builds on the existing training program, which includes a foundation course focusing on troubleshooting and satcom schematics. A course about Inmarsat aviation provides training on legacy and next-generation Inmarsat systems, while an IP and voice course focuses on introducing maintenance and operational professionals to troubleshooting IP networks.

“Satcom Direct is committed to investing in improving the knowledge base within the aviation industry to increase the effectiveness of corporate flight departments,” said Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct’s founder and CEO.

“We recognize that the onboard IT systems are developing rapidly, and we want to be sure customers are confident and capable of supporting the technology. Offering this to our international client base is the next step in setting a standard for the industry, worldwide.”

All members of the Satcom Direct support staff are required to obtain AeroIT certification, along with Cisco Certified Network Associate and CompTIA Network+ credentials.

May 29, 2015

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