Hello and welcome to the Cryptorum family!
Let us know if you have any questions about where to start? Or what coins you're looking into?
If you plan on moving everything over to your hardware wallet, I would recommend skipping the Rippex part.I'm particularly anxious to get XRP asap. However I'm not very keen to leave it sitting in an exchange until my Hardware wallet arrives, but I dont want to spend 25 XRP to activate a temporary Rippex wallet either.