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. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Laurus College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Bachelor's)
    Associate's
      • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Occupational Associate)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
      • MS: Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
  • 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

Purdue University Global

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

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Independence University

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

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Laurus College

  • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Bachelor's)
  • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Occupational Associate)

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology
  • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

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Saint Leo University

  • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
  • BS: Computer Information Systems
  • AA: Information Technology

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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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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