Manage Printers and Printing

Practice Labs Module
Difficulty
Intermediate

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.

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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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