Printers and Multifunction Devices Course

Take a closer look at the world of printers with this course covering inkjet, thermal, impact and laser printers, printer installation and troubleshooting, 3D printing and more.

1 hour, 19 minutes

Course description

Despite what some say, print isn’t dead. And an A+ technician is going to encounter their fair share of printers. In this course, you’ll take a closer look at the world of printers and multifunction devices: laser, inkjet, impact and thermal printers, installing a local printer, sharing printers, troubleshooting and more. The course is capped off with a special unit on one of the newest forms of printing technology: 3D printing.


3D Printing

Video - 00:07:00

This episode explores the concepts in 3D printing and provides examples of software for controlling the printer output.
Troubleshooting Printers

Video - 00:11:00

This episode covers a lot of printer issues such as permissions, connectivity (physical/wireless and configuration errors) and mechanical issues.
Installing Wireless and Cloud Printers

Video - 00:10:00

This episode looks at manual and automatic setup options (through WPS), plus how to connect a printer for cloud-based printing.
Sharing Printers

Video - 00:08:00

This episode looks at printer sharing and security options in Windows, so techs can set up, maintain, and remove shared printers.
Installing a Local Printer

Video - 00:14:00

Installing a local printer is a bread-and-butter task for techs, and this episode describes the installation process using the Printers & Scanners section of the Settings app in Windows.
Thermal Printers

Video - 00:04:00

Mike describes the features of thermal printers and what techs need to know to maintain and service the machines.
Impact Printers

Video - 00:04:00

Mike describes the pieces and processes involved in taking care of impact printers.
Inkjet Printers

Video - 00:08:00

Techs need to understand how inkjets work for maintenance and troubleshooting, and this episode covers all the components and processes involved.
Laser Printers

Video - 00:13:00

This episode details the processes and components for techs to maintain and service in all sorts of laser printers.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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