JDS get a damn AIM so you can just ask these questions directly... lol
Click the Render Global Settings button (two buttons to the right of render current frame)
if you want to render a sequence of frames, change extension from file.ext to file.#.ext
and change image type to png
then enter the start and stop frames
then a little lower change the dropdown menu for rendered camera from persp to whatever the name of your camera is.
then you can change the render settings in the next tab at the top
if you odn't want to be picky or do reflections or anything, just change preset quality to production quality.
Then, save the file.
Close maya (this is the faster way to render)
type in the command prompt "render " (without quotes) (with space after render)
then drag the mb file from wherever u saved it into the cmd window
then close everything, enter the cmd window, and press enter.
Wait for finish.