Be prepared to work hard in this class. Learning new software is intense and frustrating, but it gets easier the more time you spend at a computer (called "seat time" in the industry). Don't just go through the motions - pay attention to the videos and the instruction that you are given. People pay hundreds of dollars to have this opportunity, so don't blow it! You are about to learn the most popular creativity software programs in the industry.
DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR HELP at any time. My job is to make you a confident, competent Designer!