Get the low poly rigging tutorial. It does teach you the basics of rigging plus some advanced stuff, and blend shapes. If you don't want to buld the character in advance I could send you mine (it's not textured though) There is a really good tutorial in the book maya 6.0 the complete reference. I don't know any links to online tutorials but im sure if you google it you'll find plenty of stuff.
Creating a full fk/ik skeleton is (at least for me) tooo complicated to explain it in a few sentences. So I guess look for an online tutorial buy a book or get one from SM
simply, good luck