You can get started learning right away by accessing a great resource listing that our developer community put together for those starting out with Sitecore as well as our Master Sitecore YouTube channel or our Helix documentation site.
Some helpful steps when you first want to get started:
Many members can help answer your questions about developing on the product. Have a question? Need to chat with somebody? There are multiple ways to get involved through these community-driven initiatives:
You cannot download any guide or software without 300$ certification
Why does it say free online resources when it will not allow me to download anything without a license? I am going to be taking the cert test but I need to go through the training first.