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

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    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Network Management
      • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • MS - Management - Information Systems Security
      • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
      • BS - IT - Network Management
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
      • BS - IT - Security
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • BS - Management - Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Baker College Online

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA (Master's)
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MSIS (Master's)
      • Information Systems - MSIS (Master's)
      • Leadership Studies - MBA (Master's)
    Bachelor's
      • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
      • Game Software Development - Bachelor
    Associate's
      • Information Technology - Associate
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Lewis University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Computer Science
      • MS in Computer Science - Intelligent Systems
      • MS in Data Science - Computer Science
      • MS in Computer Science - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
      • High School with a Concentration in Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • 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
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Information Systems Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.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
    9. Utica College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis
      • MBA - Cyber Policy
      • MBA - Cybersecurity
      • MBA Economic Crime and Fraud Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Information Assurance
      • BS in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    10. City University of Seattle

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. Computer Science
      • M.S. Information Security
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. Applied Computing
      • B.S. Information Systems
      • B.S. Information Technology
      • B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Featured Schools

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

Kaplan University

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

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctorate: Computer Science
  • M.S. - Information Technology - Network Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Baker College Online

  • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA (Master's)
  • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
  • Information Technology - Associate

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Lewis University

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  • MS in Computer Science - Intelligent Systems
  • MS in Data Science - Computer Science

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Penn Foster High School

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  • High School with a Concentration in Information Technology

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Regent University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology

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Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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