New to Google Analytics?
Google Analytics has published an online guide for the beginners. It is called the "Getting Started Guide" that provides basic information on issues like installation, settings, account, advantages of Analytics and more. At the same time it is furnished with diagrams to help the first time users gain a practical knowledge.
"If the Getting Started Guide is too basic and you're ready to get started on more advanced code customizations or look through videos on tips and tricks, you can browse through the 'Other resources' section at the end of the guide." Christina Park, Google Analytics Team
Click on this link to read "Getting Started Guide"