Help getting the Dashboard installed

Can not getting the Dashboard downloaded as instructions sent. The menu sent on the snapshots to follow don't exist as shown. Could someone give a little more specific and not so general. To many assumptions here. Like go to the left to the Admin menu. Well I'm new to this okay. Is this all the way to the left, half way to the left. It then states go to the plug ins. Well there are plugins in the middle of the screen, but not on the left. Exactly where is this plugin menu and then what is the next step because when I click as instruction I sure don't get the menus as shown.