We always advised by the senior traders and experts just for learning. but I think we the newcomers have to practice trading besides learning process. Demo account is more appropriate for them and as a learning Process newcomers can depend on Pips School.
The first step is to gain all possible knowledge, scroll through the research material relevant to your trading needs. Gaining here is almost impossible if a newbie has no theoretical knowledge or practical skill about platforms or markets, so gaining that is very important.
Start using some free websites to gain basic knowledge like Babypips.com and YouTube take notes and read as much as you can. A good book to start is 'Naked Forex' its sold on Amazon. If you find you need more help you may want to look into getting a course and/or reputable mentor.
Do not go for robot trading as a newbie. You wouldn't know what is going on. Learn the basics and start demo trading. Gradually you will start understanding the markets and then you can go for a live one.