hi guys

i am a newbie to programming and i am seeking MCAD and i know it is quite hard
but i don't know how i start it
should i go to a training first or gather some books or buying CDs
quite puzzled
and is the MCAD a good way to start programming??

and anyone please can tell me the certification curve for progamming i mean what certifcation should i start with and the next one and so on

thanks in advance