Try some failing strategies first and see if you can figure out why exactly they failed. Watch the replay and try to identify a general mistake on your part (any mistake), and a possible solution. Restart the game, try your new strategy, rinse, repeat :)
For example the taking and holding a point exercise:
- start a new skirmish
- build as many pioneers/engineers as you can
- cap as many points as you can, as far forward as you can
- see if you can hold them
Spoiler: you can't, not even against easies. You are basically too overstretched and underdeveloped. Also, your basic units were too weak in comparison to the enemy's.
In your next attempt, maybe build a building first, so you can actually use your resources to build some slightly stronger units, send your pio's/engi's to the relatively close points, send the slightly stronger units more to the front.
In this way you will soon be able to spot and recognize several patterns. Firstly, you'll see the AI is highly predictable. Secondly, as the difficulty rises, they will receive some absurd bonuses. Besides those, you'll recognize that (to stay with the example) an MG is a great way to 'lock down' a point initially.
Build on that knowledge and start playing online. Chances are you'll get plain slaughtered. Keep trying to identify general tactics and counter tactics. You'll get better at spotting them and their variations and countering those.
Good luck and have fun!