I got my start at 3D3 World doing the first 4 Maya modules . What a great start it was - I have since gone on to work for some of the best game and film companies in the world, including Electronic Arts, LucasArts, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Having someone beside you that has been working in 3D animation for 30 years is invaluable. I took all 8 modules and completed 2 minutes of animation.
I was able to learn more taking the first 4 Maya modules than I had all year in uni. The course is very well structured and starts with the core elements of Maya, ending at an advanced level. They cover everything you need: to know.