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. 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
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Master's
      • MS: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
      • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
      • MS: Cyber-Security
      • MS: Information Systems: Information Assurance
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Information Systems: Data Networking
      • BS: Information Technology: Data Networking and Security
      • BS: Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science Cyber-Security
      • BS: Information Systems: Information Assurance
      • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Systems
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
      • BS - Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
    5. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • B.S. in Computer Science
      • B.A.S. in Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - General
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    6. 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 Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
      • M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
    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
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Baker College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA
      • Information Systems - MBA
    Bachelor's
      • Information Systems - Information Assurance
      • Information Systems - Project Management
      • Information Technology and Security - Concentration in Information Assurance
      • Computer Science
      • Game Software Development
    Certificate
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - Post-Baccalaureate
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
    9. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • MS - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Computer Science
  • 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
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Risk Management and Control
      • Master of Science in Information Technology - Cloud and Networking Infrastructure Management
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
      • MPA - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • Master of Science in Information Technology - Project 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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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • MS: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
  • BS: Information Systems: Data Networking
  • AA: Information Systems

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Full Sail University

  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
  • BS - Computer Science

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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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Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Science

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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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Baker College

  • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA
  • Information Systems - Information Assurance
  • Cloud Security Risk Management - Post-Baccalaureate

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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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