Do you have access to web search engines and many sites on the web? I ask because I have been told by others that our counter-parts in India are being blocked by their IT departments from certain sites? Is this true?
I am also very new to Jmeter and just learnt how to work with it, what helped a lot were movies (did just a google search for "jmeter"). These movies helped the most: http://vimeo.com/4025715
watch all parts.