I highly recommend these 3DS Max tutorials.

1, Introduction to the Interface

2. Viewports

3. More Views and Merging

4. Creating basic Objects

5. Selections

6. Hide, Freeze, and Layers of objects

7. Materials

8. Cameras

9. Lights

3DS MAX Interface Overview

http://download.autodesk.com/us/3dsmax/interface_overview/2011/3dsMaxUIOverview.htm