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GVF training courses and certifications are the established global standard for satellite communications skills, covering operation, installation and maintenance of VSAT, marine, and mobile/SNG satellite terminals, in addition to general and specialized satcom theory. Students learn, practice, and are evaluated on their knowledge and skills with online, self-paced, interactive, simulator-driven training modules developed by SatProf, Inc.. Hands-on skills testing, supplementary instructor-led training, and mentored classes are supported by GVF Examiners and Regional Training Centers located in every major region of the world.

Why Join GVF Training

Expert teachers

With over 50 years of combined experience in the satcom and education field, our expert instructors guide you through every facet of VSAT operations, from the most basic need-to-know information to the most up-to-date advances in VSAT technology.

Trusted certifications

GVF Training is the leading standard in comprehensive, online VSAT training. Our 16 GVF Training certifications show the highest quality of education in the satcom industry and allow you to be listed as a qualified professional in our public database.

Higher Productivity and Higher Quality of Work

Drastically increase the competency, work quality and professionalism of your staff and contractors alongside over 100 companies worldwide.

+200 Video lessons

We are constantly adding to our list of online, self-paced courses available 24 hours/day and include 100’s of hours of interactive, animated instruction.

Surity

What makes our program different?

  • GVF is the accepted global standard for certifcation
  • Courses are self-paced, available 24 hrs, all online
  • Dedicated student support staff
  • Simulator-based skills tests connect to student exam results
  • Requires only a moderate-speed Internet connection and browser with Flash player
Courses

24

No. of Certificates

16

Students

17672

Successful HOSTs

2017

Our Most Popular Courses

HOSTs

Upcoming Hands On Skills Tests

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Aug

HOST – S2C2 Satcom, Bangkok

Hands On Skills Test (HOST-B) and supplementary training for students who have completed GVF510 (minimum). Log in and open this session in "Catalog" to view full details and to reserve a place. Willing to travel to customer's location for HOST of 5+ students. Advanced Satcom Systems Training also available: Hands-On, Theory, Link Budget Analysis, Troubleshooting, Test Equipment, Maintenance, Interference, Mitigation. **HOST on demand available upon request by contacting examiner directly.**

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Sep

HOST – S2C2 Satcom, Bangkok

Hands On Skills Test (HOST-B) and supplementary training for students who have completed GVF510 (minimum). Log in and open this session in "Catalog" to view full details and to reserve a place. Willing to travel to customer's location for HOST of 5+ students. Advanced Satcom Systems Training also available: Hands-On, Theory, Link Budget Analysis, Troubleshooting, Test Equipment, Maintenance, Interference, Mitigation. **HOST on demand available upon request by contacting examiner directly.**

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Sep

HOST – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

GVF Hands On Skills Test (HOST) for students who have completed GVF 510 (minimum). Contact instructor at nguessan@skys-tech.com for fee details. Fee must be paid directly to instructor at beginning of class. Please contact examiner directly regarding exact location and time for HOST session. Sessions also available as needed, contact examiner for availability. ​

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Sep

HOST – Douala, Cameroon

GVF Hands On Skills Test (HOST) for students who have completed GVF 510 (minimum). Contact instructor at eyongesi@gmail.com or +237 674411755 for fee details. Fee must be paid directly to instructor at beginning of class. Please contact examiner directly regarding exact location and time for HOST session.

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Oct

HOST – S2C2 Satcom, Bangkok

Hands On Skills Test (HOST-B) and supplementary training for students who have completed GVF510 (minimum). Log in and open this session in "Catalog" to view full details and to reserve a place. Willing to travel to customer's location for HOST of 5+ students. Advanced Satcom Systems Training also available: Hands-On, Theory, Link Budget Analysis, Troubleshooting, Test Equipment, Maintenance, Interference, Mitigation. **HOST on demand available upon request by contacting examiner directly.**

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Oct

HOST – Douala, Cameroon

GVF Hands On Skills Test (HOST) for students who have completed GVF 510 (minimum). Contact instructor at eyongesi@gmail.com or +237 674411755 for fee details. Fee must be paid directly to instructor at beginning of class. Please contact examiner directly regarding exact location and time for HOST session.


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Jul 24, 2020

Ground Segment: Transformational Antennas Webinar

This is the first of two webinars which will take an in-depth look at the “antenna transformation” which the satellite industry – and its customer markets – has keenly anticipated. Will this transformation mean the end of the parabolic antenna as the very icon of satellite communications? The Flat Panel Antenna (FPA) has been around…

Jul 10, 2020

GVF July Training Newsletter – New Webinar and Training Updates

5G will be a quantum leap from the person-to-person communications focus of current and earlier generations of cellular/mobile, with a device-to-device focus that brings exponential improvements in speed, latency, capacity, power consumption, and numbers of supported devices. The 5G networked world of IoT/IIoT, and manifold related applications, will require that every device is connected. IoT/IIoT…

Jun 26, 2020

GVF Training Newsletter – New Webinar and Training Updates

With the theme of ‘The Satellite Integral Factor II: Will WFH Render the Cloud a Different Animal?’, the GVF Webinar Series continues on Thursday 2nd July, featuring panellists from Hughes, SES Networks, and ST Engineering iDirect. Satellite is becoming as integral to the Cloud as it is acknowledged as being integral to the successful roll-out…

Jun 11, 2020

GVF Training COVID19 response – deferred tuition payments

We would like to reassure everyone that GVF Training services are running without interruption. All SatProf, Inc. staff are working from home offices as usual. As a reminder, last month GVF Training introduced two new fully-online certifications, GVF Field Technician and GVF Field Engineer. All our online training is fully operational and available 24/7. Training…

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