Even with advances in technology and companies wishing to go green having a hard copy of a document or presentation is still a necessity, whether it's turning in homework, documents that require a signature, agendas for a meeting, or file archiving. You can even take a file and simply print it or convert it into a PDF file format that can be distributed out. In this course, Configuring and Managing Printing with Mac, you'll learn the different ways to efficiently add and manage local printers, network printers, and scanners. First, you'll discover how to install and share local printers. Next, you'll explore the settings used in print jobs and the scanner portion of printers. Finally, you'll cover some basic troubleshooting steps and how to ultimately reset your printer back to its defaults. When you're finished with this course, you'll have an overall knowledge of how to manage and troubleshoot the printing environment in OS X/macOS.
Course Overview Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Ken Mauldin, and welcome to my course on Configuring and Managing Printing with Mac. I'm a technical courseware developer at Palo Alto Networks, a network security company, and an author here at Pluralsight. This course is designed to help prepare you for taking the Apple Certified Associate Mac Integration exam, but it's also helpful for learning the different ways that you can add and manage local printers, network printers, and scanners. In this course, we're going to look at how we can connect a locally-attached printer to our Mac, but also how I can connect my Mac to a network-based printer, including a Wi-Fi printer using AirPrint. We also want to look at how we can configure, manage, and troubleshoot printing with our Macs. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to install a local or network-based printer, how you can share your printer with others, what kind of settings you can use for your print jobs, how you can use the scanner portion of a multifunction printer to scan documents, what's some of the basic troubleshooting steps are that you can use to help resolve printing issues, and how to reset the print environment back to the default configuration. By the end of this course, you will be able to connect to a printer regardless of where that printer happens to be located. You can manage documents in your print queue, you'll be able to ask basic questions to help your end users with troubleshooting some of their print problems, and how to share your printer with others. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with OS X and Mac OS basics, and how to navigate through Finder and system preferences. A basic knowledge of what permissions are is recommended, but it's not a requirement. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about printing with Configuring and Managing Printing with Macs here at Pluralsight.