CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901: Printers

This path is intended for anyone who wishes to enter the IT professional field, and requires entry-level training to get them started with a career in technical support.


Expected Duration
59 minutes

There are a lot of different types of printers around these days, and you need to be able to tell them apart. What are the benefits and drawbacks of each type of printer? How should you connect your computer to your printer? This course describes all of the different types of printers, print drivers, and connection options that you can use when installing a new printer.


Introduction to Printers

  • start the course
  • describe a laser printer
  • describe the color and font for laser printers
  • describe PDLs for laser printers
  • describe inkjet printer functionality
  • describe the advantages of an inkjet printer
  • describe thermal wax transfer
  • describe direct thermal printers

Printer Configuration and Networking

  • compare local and network printing
  • describe a print server
  • describe a print spooler
  • describe print sharing
  • describe printer drivers
  • describe printer configuration
  • describe other printing options
  • describe virtual printing
  • describe USB printers
  • describe Ethernet-connected printers
  • describe Wi-Fi printing
  • describe other methods of wireless printing

Practice: Identify Laser Printer Components

  • identify laser printer components





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