Cool choice!
Learning C++ is mad!!! Hey make sure you use visual C++ as you compiler as it is easy to use (Not at first, however it is better than those command line compillers.) If you don't have visual C++ then goto your book store and look for books that say visual C++ they should come with a version. Look for books rather then web-sites as books are better and there are some really good ones for $20 AU ($10 US). Well have fun.