I am looking to get into PHP/MySQL coding and I am wondering for someone that has zero experience is it best to start with a framework such as Yii or CakePHP, instead of straight PHP coding. I figured the framework could help build the CRUD request easier for me.

Also is Yii or CakePHP a better framework for beginners? I would like a framework that I can build a customer DB and then turn it into a ticket system for a local service shop.

Thanks in advance
Rich