The first step in working with GIS is getting hold of some software. There are many options available but ArcGIS is the industry leader. You can try it completely free for 60 days (and while you're at it set up a personal ArcGIS online account).
This is a quick video to walk you through the installation and license activation of ArcGIS desktop (ArcMap) trial version. The trial version is active for 60 days.
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