Hmmm...well, I'm not sure how to tell you a timeline as everyone learns and progresses at their own pace. Probably the more time you are practicing, the easier it is to get the hang of it and the videos on this site are an amazing help.
As far as binding off, most patterns will tell you to bind off in pattern - meaning that for that last row, you continue to do the same stitch pattern that you've been doing (like ribbing for example) except after the first two stitches are put onto the right needle, you lift the far right one over the near right one and off the right needle totally. Then you have one stitch remaining on the needle so knit another one onto the right needle in pattern and lift the far right one over that new near right one and off the needle and repeat until you get to one stitch left on the needle. Then get a tapestry needle (or needle with a wide enough eye to get the yarn through) and thread that with the yarn and pass the yarn and needle through that last stitch and take the knitting needle out. Then pull that last stitch tight and then insert the tapestry needle with the yarn still on it under three stitches up in your pattern and three stitches down in your pattern and then cut. No knots. That is the basic way to bind off - hope that helps!
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