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AT&T Cybersecurity Fundamentals Badge Badges

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Program Structure

For AT&T Employees Only

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Badge Pricing

$265 per undergraduate credit*

Credit Hours Required

6 Credits

Important Dates

Apply By 04/09

Start On 05/10

*Check AT&T HR OneStop tuition page for reimbursement eligibility information.

Get Future Ready

Earn your customized AT&T Cybersecurity Badge and get ready for what's next in your career. 

The AT&T Badge is an internal credential developed specifically for AT&T, through collaboration between AT&T cyber security professionals and the Champlain College Online cybersecurity program experts. This program is available only for employees of AT&T.

Created to meet the cybersecurity needs of AT&T, the Badges contain select courses from our Cybersecurity bachelor's degree and certificate programs; they are rigorous and there will be students in the classes who do not work for AT&T. If you decide to continue on from the badge to the Champlain College Online Cybersecurity certificate or bachelor's degree the courses will transfer seamlessly.

The AT&T Cybersecurity Badge program consists of three badges; the Fundamentals Badge, Advanced Badge. and the Gold Badge. These badges build upon each other, the Gold Badge is granted to those who complete both the Fundamentals and Advanced badges.

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AT&T employees will earn the AT&T Cybersecurity Fundamentals badge after successfully completing two courses:

This course will introduce foundation subject matter and technologies that are critical to the multidisciplinary landscape of cybersecurity.


Complete CMIT-130 and CMIT-135.

In this class, students take an intense look at networks and the ways that we provide appropriate controls and technology to provide security to them, while using Wireshark and NMAP as supporting tools.


Complete NETW-215.

Prerequisites Courses

This course provides students with an understanding of the many different devices and technologies, from historical to emerging, that are required to design and build networks. In a broad survey of concepts and terminology, students will learn about topology, communications, protocols, and security, and to diagram basic networks to specification.

From day one, students in this course are problem solving, first in terms of algorithmic design and then as early as week two via programming in the latest version of Python, using PyCharm. Students begin by writing a program to have a conversation, having strings and numbers as input, and advance, by week seven, to building a working password saver program, capable of looking up, adding (and encrypting), and storing passwords.

This course is a thorough review of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Suite, which is the de underlying de facto communications protocol standard suite of the Internet. Students will use the Wireshark software to analyze the operation of services provided by TCP/IP, troubleshoot common issues and gain an understanding of related security and management issues.



Courses in the Cybersecurity Badge programs require certain prerequisite knowledge and must be demonstrated via review by the Champlain College Online Cybersecurity Program Chair. This includes consideration of prior work history via résumé, related industry certifications, and more. AT&T employees who do not demonstrate mastery of prerequisite course content must complete the additional courses prior to taking the required courses.

Students are responsible for payment of their courses; AT&T reimburses managers for badge program tuition following course completion, AT&T employees who are not managers should speak with their supervisor or check the HR OneStop tuition page for information regarding their reimbursement eligibility. Champlain College will bill students, regardless of reimbursement eligibility, before the start of the semester and students have the option to pay in full or in monthly installments. The standard Champlain College refund policy applies to badge programs as well as degree and certificate programs.

Please apply for the highest badge level you are considering pursuing. Most students who apply for the Fundamentals Badge continue on for the Gold Badge and you can save yourself a few steps by applying for a Gold Badge. If you decide not to continue, simply let your advisor know. Apply Now

Learn More About The AT&T Cybersecurity Fundamentals Badge

Learn more about the AT&T Cybersecurity Badge programs, including how they can be used as stepping stones to other Champlain College Online programs. 

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