Explore KSACs by Pathway

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

Cross-Cutting KSAs

KSAC Description Bloom's Taxonomy Level Cross-Cutting
Identify and describe basic file types and demonstrate fundamental file management. skill 2 Cybersecurity (1.g)
Data Management (1.q)
Networking (5.f)
Software Development (1.k)
Demonstrate an understanding of cloud architecture and the capabilities of services such as AWS, Azure, IBM, Oracle and Google. knowledge 2 Cybersecurity (8.g)
Data Management (1.o)
Networking (4.d)
Software Development (1.g)
Ability to install and configure software. ability 3 Cybersecurity (1.e)
Data Management (1.r)
Networking (5.a)
Software Development (1.h)
Explain data security in terms of authentication, authorization, access and auditing. knowledge 3 Cybersecurity (2.b.3)
Data Management (4.d)
Networking (3.h)
Software Development (1.l)
Understand OSI model and how it applies to an example. knowledge 2 Cybersecurity (6.a.5)
Networking (3.b)
Identify and apply Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) applications and services (e.g., rlogin, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol [SMTP], Telecommunications Network [Telnet], File Transfer Protocol [FTP], Domain Name System [DNS], Network File System [NFS], Voice over Internet Protocol [VoIP], Internet Control Message Protocol [ICMP]). knowledge 2 Cybersecurity (6.a.6)
Networking (2.h)
Compare and contrast Internet connection types, network types and their features (e.g. T-Lines, fiber cables, microwaves, cellular, satellite) Layers 1 & 2 knowledge 2 Cybersecurity (6.a.7)
Networking (1.e)
Apply secure network Protocols (e.g., IPSec, SNMP, SSH, DNS, TLS, SSL, TCP/IP, FTPS, HTTPS, SCP, ICMP). ability 2 Cybersecurity (6.d)
Networking (2.g)
Apply SQL data manipulation language such as Select (From), Insert, Update, Delete, JOIN (inner, outer, full, left, right), Where, Group By, Order By, etc. ability 3 Data Management (1.k)
Software Development (1.d)
Demonstrate fundamental programming skills including the use of variables, loops, conditional branching, and program logic. skill 3 Data Management (1.l)
Software Development (2.c)
Ability to normalize a database through 3rd normal form. ability 3 Data Management (2.j)
Software Development (1.a)