A List of Free Networking courses that offer Free certifications

denisehiltondenisehilton Member Posts: 17 ■■■□□□□□□□
edited May 2020 in Education & Development
Just discovered a number of free network certifications and courses that anyone can take. I believe as a beginner, it is always best to start with a free course rather than hundreds of dollars to the tech giants. You can always opt for the advanced certifications once you have established a solid ground in Network administration / security.
What's best about these courses is that they give you free certificates of completion. And they are recognized institutions that are globally recognized.
Here's the list of courses:
  • Charles Sturt University - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Short course

  • Coursera - Cisco Networking Basics Specialization

  • Fortinet - Network Security Associate

  • Per Scholas - Network Support Certification Track

  • OpenEdu - Network Security Course

  • SaylorOrg - Computer Communications and Networks

More details about these courses and application procedures are given HERE.


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    itdeptitdept Registered Users Posts: 273 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Thanks for sharing
    *The certificate does not come free. However, you can easily apply for a free certificate by applying for financial aid.

    *The only catch is you are only eligible to apply for this course if you’re authorized to work in the U.S.

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    baghdaddy19baghdaddy19 Member Posts: 51 ■■■□□□□□□□

    From the list i think the Fortinet one might be worth getting.
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    jb310702jb310702 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    edited June 2020
    Why didn’t you mention courses from Microsoft and Google? In my opinion, they are also good. But still, the Coursera is the most convenient for online learning.
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    krokodilokrokodilo Member Posts: 25 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Saylor Academy's CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I looks interesting:

    Thank you OP for introducing me to this gold mine!

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