How do i get started with PicKit 2 programmer?

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to microcontrollers but somehow ended up with a pickit 2 and a demo board from Microchip Direct. Now I need to figure how to use it - any help to speed this process is greatly appreciated.

PICkit 2 comes with a series of 12 lessons to help you get started. They are included on the CD ROM shipped with the kit. They can also be downloaded from http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en023805&redirects=pickit2. This page also contains several helpful resources to help you get started with your new programmer. If you have any questions, please let us know! We're here to help at http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1423