My name is rusty and I am a fairly new tech. I have advice for other newbies. Advice that was given to me and it turned out to be great advice. First, you may believe you know something but in reality you don't know much of anything. It's just a fact. And embrace that fact. Second, don't be embarrassed to ask for help. Just admit you need help and ask. Nobody will care and there's always someone willing to help you. Third, don't break equipment because of an ego. Big ego means big break downs. Fourth and final, absorb the information that is given to you when you get help from someone.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP. DON'T HAVE AN EGO!