Tziporrah knew how to do it simply by watching it being done by her older son. The Jews circumcised their sons since the time of Abraham.
Based on the comments I am going to go out on a limb and guess the question is how a woman (Tzipporah) could of done the bris for Moshe's son, if she is a woman and cannot be a mohel (according to some in the Gemara). Based on this, the question is if it is possible that her bris was different than nowadays, since it was before Matan Torah. If I am mistaken please advise.
The Gemara in Avoda Zara 27a asks this very question
The Gemara raises a difficulty against this explanation: And is there anyone who says that a woman may not perform circumcision? But isn’t it written: “Then Zipporah took [vattikkaḥ] a flint and cut off the foreskin of her son” (Exodus 4:25). This verse explicitly states that a circumcision was performed by a woman. The Gemara answers that one should read into the verse: And she caused to be taken [vattakkaḥ], i.e., she did not take a flint herself. But isn’t it written: And she cut off [vattikhrot]? Read into the verse: And she caused to be cut off [vattakhret], as she told another person to take a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin, and he did so. The Gemara provides an alternative explanation: And if you wish, say instead: She came and began the act, and Moses came and completed the circumcision