I decided I wanted to learn more about rigging and how to aply handles to control a character better. So I started following "Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 1" on pluralsite, and making the rig as Delano Athias shows.
After Completing this tutorial I wanted to replicate it on my own model to test what I had learned. I have only had to go back a few times to check or fix things but it has been pretty successful so far. Because of the simplisity of the model I created there are some aspects of the tutorial that were not used in the creation of this rig.
My next step is to continue onto the next volume of this set of tutorials to continue my knowledge into this subject.