Free Online Networking Courses from Top Universities

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Online networking courses are offered for free from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Open University. Students will have the chance to study these topics from their laptop or home computer.
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Free Networking Courses

Take free networking courses online from MIT or Open University. Areas of study include network flow and transmission control protocol.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT offers a free online course in network optimization. The course addresses problems in network flow, like minimum cost and maximum flow.

Open University

Open University offers students an intro to network security course which is designed for advanced-level students. The course takes 25 hours to complete.

The protocols in multi-service networks course explores communication protocols. Class topics include packet-switched and circuit-switched networks, the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) reference model, TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) architecture and protocol software. This networking course takes 30 hours to complete.

Free Online Networking Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Network Optimization course from MIT Graduate Textbook/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Network Security course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes
Protocols in Multi-Service Networks course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Networking
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies
    Associate's
      • AS - Cloud Technologies
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
    Certificate
      • Networking Systems Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Criminal Justice/Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
      • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BSIT: Network Admin
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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Independence University

  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)

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Full Sail University

  • BS - Cloud Technologies
  • AS - Cloud Technologies

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
  • Networking Systems Certificate

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Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
  • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology

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Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

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New England College

  • BA in Criminal Justice/Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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