I'm not the best drummer in the world but I do understand the basics.
The best thing you can do it just sit down and start wailing away on them. It gives you the chance to get used to where the different drums are located.
From there I'd recommend going on youtube and finding songs with apparent drum openings.
My personal recommendation is leper messiah by metallica. It's opening it fairly easy to get.
six cymbal hits and then three hits on each tom tom, that's the basic add in foot when you feel comfortable and that's the basic.