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. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.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.
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
    4. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Computer Science, MS
      • Technology Management, MS
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Science, BS
      • Cyber Defense, BS
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Systems, AAS
  • 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
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Trident University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Computer Information Systems
    Associate's
      • AS in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • 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
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security

Featured Schools

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

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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Full Sail University

  • BS - Cloud Technologies

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Purdue University Global

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

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Davenport University

  • Master of Science in Computer Science, MS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Computer Information Systems, AAS

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration

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Trident University

  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Information Technology Management (BSITM)

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Saint Leo University

  • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
  • MS: Cybersecurity
  • BS: Computer Information Systems
  • BS: Computer Science

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Florida Tech

  • MS in Information Technology
  • BS in Computer Information Systems
  • AS in Computer Information Systems

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