Hey Everyone I'm Anu Amen-Ra and just bought a 2007 919 and would like any advice you have to give! I'm also a beginner rider!
Tell us about the bike and maybe post some pics. The 919 is quite a bit for a starter bike, but so was my 700 years ago.
Because you're a beginner, we should remind you about changing the fluids and checking the age of your tires. I just had an ordeal because of a bad fork seal that let water into the fork. A full check for any cracked/broken rubber seals, leaks, etc...
Most here, including me are fans of the MSF and other training classes, there's always something to learn.