I suggest having a mouse with a scrolling wheel. This will allow you to zoom in and out where you mouse is pointing on the screen. I also suggest having a piece of paper that you can write notes on as you make a part. Its good to have general dimensions and geometries on paper so you can reference them while making the part (Obviously don't worry about that for this screencast, but just some general suggestions for future work).
Solidworks also includes helpful tutorials for making parts so I suggest checking those out as well.
Solidworks student edition for 2011-2012 is the version being used in this screencast. So some things may vary depending on your version.