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Business, Finance and ICT Learn Online

Learn Economics and Finance Online Free With Idea Store

The Great Courses offers an exciting range of courses are taught experts including economics and finance.

Watch the course videos on your laptop or tablet and download the companion guidebooks.

To access The Great Courses, just visit our RBdigital site and register.

If you are registered with the Idea Store Magazine Service, you can use the same log-in credentials.

Then sign-in, scroll down the page to 'Education' and click on 'The Great Courses'  

CISCO NetAcad IT Courses


It is estimated that over 20 billion devices will be connected by 2020. Are you prepared for the new jobs this will create? CISCO NetAcad IT Courses are self-paced introductory courses which enable you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional.

The courses available with CISCO NetAcad and Idea Store are:

Introduction to Cybersecurity: Explore the broad topic of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Essentials: Continues from Introduction to Cybersecurity, this course develops a foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.

NDG Linux Unhatched:  A quick introduction to the popular operating system.

NDG Linux Essentials: Designed for learners who are beginning to build Linux knowledge for a career in IT.

Introduction to the Internet of Things: Provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation.

Get Connected: Introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills.

Entrepreneurship: Uses interactive, online case studies to show how to apply network technology skills to start a business or advance your career.   

Magazine Downloads 

Discover the latest information technology news with the Idea Store Online Magazine Service and magazines available from the Idea Store Online Newspaper Service.If you are a member of Idea Store, you can download free and keep the following magazines:

eBook and Audio Downloads 

Discover our range of audio books and eBooks available to download from our eLibrary. You can download up to 5 titles at a time, including:

Online Learning Resources

Do you want to start your own business, develop and build your business or improve your computer skills? Idea Store Learning has online tools to help you.


Easy to understand comprehensive factsheets and guides for anyone thinking about starting a small business or working in one.

First Steps on Your Computer

With First Steps On Your Computer develop your basic IT skills from using the mouse to exploring your computer and the Internet, with this easy to use course. Speech-enabled so you can listen to the course content. 
This online course is available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Somali and Urdu.












Did you know that if you are a member of Idea Store, you can borrow 12 books as well as download for free magazines and books and access online services?

Books to Borrow

Search the catalogue to discover a wide range of business and ICT books available to borrow from your local Idea Store, including: