At the end of the day, most books are quite generalised. If you can find an uptodate one that will cover the SuSE 9 specifically, then you shouldn't have much of a problem.
The only 2 things that you need to make sure you've got is the info about how to re-install and configure the system so you can post for help (even if you just have to know how to re-install a windows bootloader in the event of a dual boot going wrong)
the install disc's.
So if you mess things up, to start with, you can just re-install.
The just play around with the app's to see what they do. Again, as long as you've go the net access, you can always just put the name of the app into google - there should definitely be stuff to direct you in the right direction.
And check out the SUSE site. that's probably where you'd find the stuff about YAST and any other SuSE specific app's you might need to know about.