What are the steps for completing DB projects locally?

To preface, I’m doing the database lessons locally on my Windows 10 computer via VS Code. I’m ready to work on the Celestial Bodies database project but I’m unsure how to start.

The instructions seem to be for those who want to keep track of their status on FCC. Given I’m not worried about that, what steps should be taken to ensure I successfully complete the project and it gets pushed to github?

If I had to guess, I don’t need to worry about the virtual machine since I’m doing it locally. Second, a repo needs to be created and cloned first from the VS code terminal before any work is done. Given I’m not 100% sure of the process involved for doing a FCC project locally and submitting it, I’m looking for help as how to proceed?

You need to follow the instructions here