This weekend surfing the web, I found a very interesting guide about the Pi and the IoT (Internet of Things), where you will learn among other things...
Learn the fundamentals of using a Raspberry Pi (booting up your Pi, using the Linux command prompt, remotely logging into your Pi, etc.)
Wire up simple circuits using a breadboard (no previous experience required)
Write and run simple Python scripts that will run on a Pi (no previous experience required)
Build multiple live Internet of Things projects that stream data to a cloud service