i suggest you look at the tutorials that come with maya. coming from 3ds max you may get bored of them because they do start with the basics but it's a decent start.
and it's relevant to the version of maya you're using too. so you wont have to ask us 'where is the modelling menu set' because you'd have figured out where the functions are when someone from an old tutorial refers to it.
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D