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Program / Computer Network Technician

Is taught in: CET 1


The Computer Network Technician has competencies in the operation, installation, maintenance, and administration of local area networks. In addition, the use of the internet, information, and communication technologies is a trend in small, medium, and large companies to remain competitive in a globalized world.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish
  • Fundamentals of Physics


  • Mathematical logic ability
  • Computer skills
  • Administrative management skills
  • Ability to synthesize information
  • Analytical management skills
  • Initiative and creativity


  • High sense of responsibility
  • Tenacity and perseverance
  • Interest in technological developments
  • Interest in technical problems

Graduate's profile

Generic Competences

  • Analyzes the factors that influence their decision-making.
  • Communicates in a second language in everyday situations.
  • Develops innovations and propose solutions to problems based on established methods.
  • Learns by initiative and self-interest throughout life.
  • Privileges dialogue as a mechanism for conflict resolution.

Disciplinary Competences

  • Analyzes the relationships between two or more variables of a social or natural process to determine or estimate its behavior.
  • Establishes the interrelationship between science, technology, society, and the environment in specific historical and social contexts.
  • Evaluates the functions of laws and their transformation over time.
  • Compares the democratic and authoritarian characteristics of various socio-political systems.
  • Analyzes and compare the origin, development, and diversity of communication systems and media.

Professional Competences

  • Operate local area network systems according to policies defined by the particular company.
  • Configure operating systems for networks according to procedure manuals.
  • Troubleshoot installation problems for an operating system or application according to needs.
  • Correct hardware and software connectivity of a network according to connectivity maps.
  • Program and operate software in network environments as required by the company.
  • Diagnose failures of local area network elements using standardized procedures.
  • The program queries in a database according to query needs.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), the applicant must comply with the requirements established by the assignment contest of the Comisión Metropolitana de Instituciones Públicas de Educación Media Superior (COMIPEMS). Once the results are published, the student must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call for applications.

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