start with the tutorials that come with maya. it's not overly detailed but you'll get a fair idea on the basics of texturing. it textures a box. It is simple but it's a start
if you don't know anything about UVs then it may be hard to understand depending on how easy you understand the term "mapping"
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D