Working though the material in this book will teach you many skills you'll need to become familiar with FileMaker Pro. But there's more to learn.
If you'd like to step through the creation of a non-relational FileMaker database, you should consider my previous book: Creating a Database in FileMaker Pro: Visual QuickProject. While written for FileMaker Pro 7, few commands and procedures have changed in FileMaker Pro 8.
When you're ready to tackle all the ins and outs of FileMaker, look for a copy of the FileMaker Pro 8 Bible. Written by Dennis Cohen and myself, I think you'll find this 1,000-page reference both informative and helpful, regardless of your current level of FileMaker expertise.