Bit of a beast bike to start off riding, but, it doesn't really matter what I think, I'm positive you'll do what you want either way!
Good on you for taking the MSF course, it will help you a lot. If you don't know a lot about bikes, I suggest finding a mechanic who is familiar with motorcycles and can do an inspection for you when you find the *potential* right one. If the seller is confident the bike is in good condition he may be willing to go half in on inspection cost with you.
good luck in your search and gear up!