Online training for buyers of satellite systems only: $300 USD
Ground Control offers online courses for fixed or mobile satellite system installations. Coursework covers the essentials required to perform an iDirect or Galileo satellite installation, including activation of a system for full use.
Important - Who May Become Certified
VSAT Installation Certification is ONLY offered to individuals or organizations who are purchasing Ground Control equipment, or will soon be using our service. If you are not purchasing equipment, we can not train you.
If you are purchasing equipment, please email [email protected] explaining your connection with Ground Control. Applicants must have a basic grasp of computer networking, such as configuring a home network. If you wish to purchase equipment and service along with installation training, please call our sales department at 800-773-7168, or email [email protected]
This online training will consist of several chapters that include both instructional pages and videos that show the step-by-step process of an typical VSAT installation. Most applicants are able to complete the training in one day. The training concludes with an open book (or open web) final exam that must be passed in order to receive certification.
Certified installers are required to have their own PC Windows laptop and installation tools. Here’s a list of tools required for certification. For an additional cost, Ground Control offers a tool bag containing the majority of tools required for a satellite installation. Actual use of these tools is not part of the online course. However, if you’re new to satellite installation, having them does help while taking the course.