Firstly you need to download and install* WordPress. Then publish it to your web hosting account. Create a subfolder if you wish to avoid conflicts with previous websites.
*Most hosting companies have the option to install WordPress directly. Look into that for your specific hosting company.Once it is installed, you can start having some fun.
Choose and download a theme that best suits you and install it. Then customise this theme in order to create a portfolio website for yourself.
This will be your test site for the duration of this module.