Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using multiple monitors, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 4 Displays and Printers.
- To paraphrase an old term, you can't be too rich,…too thin, or have too many monitors.…Windows has supported multiple monitors…since way back in, like Windows 1998.…Multiple monitors are fantasstic.…For someone like me, if I'm writing a book…I can keep my text on one screen,…and I can be playing World of Warcraft--…I mean checking my graphics on the other screen as I work.…I don't know how you can use multiple monitors but…I want you to understand that…Windows supports it very, very simply.…First of all, you do not need…some kind of special multiple-monitor video card.…
Sure, there's plenty of video cards out there that'll…support at least two monitors out of the box,…but you can take any kind of video cards…and as long as they're plugged into your system…and as long as they have good drivers…Windows will detect all of them…and help you set all of them up…in order to do multiple monitors.…So, we're gonna keep it simple at this point.…I'm just gonna do it with two.…So what I've done, is I've got two monitors plugged in.…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fourth, peripherals, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains how to manage monitors and display technologies, including how to work with connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. He also shows you how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected and configured to a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Configuring display technologies
- Working with Plasma and DLP monitors
- Setting up video connections, graphic cards, and projectors
- Using dual displays
- Troubleshooting video issues
- Maintaining printers