Tips from a noob to other noobs:
1. You are not as skilled as you might think.
2. Stay hydrated. After 10 minutes of riding around at 20mph ATGATT in 75*F, I was sweating profusely.
3. If you bought a used bike, put it through parking lot/side street trials before venturing out on the main roads. That rear tire might not be as sticky as it looks.
4. You can have a lot of fun under 30mph.
5. The MSF course is in a controlled environment. On the street there is no one watching out for you.