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. Kaplan University

    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 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
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. South College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Network Administration & Security
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
    4. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Claremont Graduate University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. South University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Cybersecurity Management
      • Masters in Business Administration - Cybersecurity Management
    Certificate
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Cybersecurity Management

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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South College

  • Associate of Science in Network Administration & Security

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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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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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Claremont Graduate University

  • Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology

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Tulane University

  • Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

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