Satcom Direct Expands its International Training Programme to include AeroIT

Satcom Direct will be launching itsnew AeroIT certification and preparatory course to international clients at this year’s EBACE on stand D051. Launched in the USA in March 2015, it is the world’s first information technology certification for aviationand equips aircraft technicians with vital 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, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Dubai. The programmes in each location are being expanded to include the AeroITcertification which was created by Satcom Directin cooperation with CompTIA’s Examplifysubsidiary. The existing coursescover all technical networks in aviation communications andare a suggested prerequisite for the AeroIT training that provides advanced knowledge and certification testing.A study guide is also available for self-guided preparation.  The subsequentAeroITcertification proctored exam will be offered at anyPearson VUE testing center, worldwide.The certification is valid for three years and must then be renewed. Attendees will have the opportunity to register for the AeroIT prep course at the event.

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

Aircraft technicians need to be IT experts to efficiently serve owners’ and operators’ communications needs. Satcom Direct has developed AeroIT in response to this demand.It builds on the existingTraining Programme, whichincludes a foundation course focusing on troubleshooting and SATCOM schematics. A course about Inmarsat aviation provides training on legacy and next generation Inmarsat systems, whilst an IP and voice course focuses on introducing maintenance and operational professionals to troubleshooting IP networks,which are vital to today’s aircraft.  

“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 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 obtainAeroIT certification along with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CompTIA Network+ credentials. 

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