Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Manage Printers and Printing Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Manage Printers and Printing

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Perform basic CUPS configuration (for local and remote printers)
  • Manage user print queues
  • Troubleshoot general printing problems

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • LPI: 108.4 Manage printers and printing
  • CompTIA: 2.7 Explain the use and operation of Linux devices.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Manage Printers and Printing

Printing is a common thing that everyone is pretty much familiar with. Most offices will have a printer and the system administrator manages it. There are a few common terms that one should be familiar with. These terms are:

  • Printer - responsible for accepting requests from one or more users to print documents
  • Print Queue - Holds the print requests till the associated printer prints them
  • Spooling - Sends the print jobs to the printer
  • Spooler - Manages the print queue.

In this exercise, you will understand how to manage printers and printing.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Perform basic CUPS configuration (for local and remote printers)
  • Manage user print queues
  • Troubleshoot general printing problems

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