Novice Trader- Seeks advice?

In the maze of trading software & courses, where do I start? Having read and digested various publications to get an insight into trading I'm still uncertain where, and which way to go, if any!

Do I take the plunge, or carry on reading? Any advice would be appreciated.

I'm sure there is a lot of information regarding what you're asking on this forum, however, I'll humour you.

A few tips:

The first three stickies should be really useful to you.

Other handy tips you'll probably see on those stickies that you shouldn't ignore as a beginner (like I did and that cost me years of my life):

1. Keep it VERY simple
2. There is no holy grail (system or indicator)
3. See point 1
4. See point 2

If you're going to study any one area extensively, make it money management, rather than systems and indicators, here's a decent start:

Good luck :)
Unfortunately there is no detailed and well structured, and free resource available anywhere.