Explore KSACs by Pathway

Explore Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Credentials (KSACs) by IT Pathway.

4. Cloud

Label KSAC Description Bloom's Taxonomy Level Cross-Cutting
a Demonstrate an understanding of cloud architecture and the capabilities of services such as AWS, Azure, IBM, Oracle and Google knowledge 2 Cyber Security 4d, Software Development 1g, Data Management 1p, Machine Learning 1i
b Describe the fundamental cloud components (e.g., shared or dedicated processing, storage, memory, networking, hypervisor) knowledge 2 Cybersecurity 4a
c Differentiate between public, private and hybrid clouds knowledge 2 Cybersecurity 4b
d Identify common breaches and threats in the cloud environment knowledge 2 Cybersecurity 4f
e Instantiate a small computing environment in a cloud service ability 3 Cybersecurity 4e
f Explain the pros and cons of on-premises vs. cloud-based analytics solutions knowledge 2 Data Analytics 2c
g Understand how to provision cloud services (e.g., Software as a Service [SaaS], Platform as a Service [PaaS], Infrastructure as a Service [IaaS], Security as a Service) knowledge 2
h Understand how to set security configurations in a cloud environment knowledge 2 Cybersecurity 4g
i Understand the concept of opening/extending the network perimeter and the role of cloud access security (CAS) – knowledge 2 Cybersecurity 8u


  1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  2. CompTIA A+
  3. Linux Essentials
  4. Network +
  5. LPIC-1
  6. CompTIA Cloud+
  7. Microsoft Operating System Fundamentals