Explore KSACs by Pathway

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

1. IT Fundamentals

Label KSAC Description Bloom's Taxonomy Level Cross-Cutting
a Recognize the importance that cybersecurity plays in managing information and systems, and demonstrate an understanding of the way systems are vulnerable and can be manipulated. knowledge 3
b Install and maintain operating systems (OSs) (computer and mobile) ability 3
c Understand how to manage sytems at an entyerprise level knowledge 2
d Install, patch, and configure software in an enterprise environment including designating access rights ability 3 Data Management 1s, Networking 5a, Software Development 1h
e Install, upgrade, and configure hardware in an enterprise environment including technologies used to collect, analze, record, and share information in business operations ability 3
f Explain and describe data encoding basics knowledge 2
g Identify and describe basic file types and demonstrate fundamental file management. skill 2 Data Management 1r, Networking 5f, Software Development 1k
h Apply networking fundamentals to infrastructure systems. skill 3
i Identify trending technologies, their fundamental architecture, and their value in the marketplace. knowledge 2
j Explain the fundamentals of delivering information and applications using web architecture. knowledge 2



  1. Security+
  2. Network+
  3. Cloud+
  4. CEH
  5. GSEC
  6. CAP


  1. CCNA
  2. CYSA+


  1. CASP
  2. CISSP
  3. CISA
  4. CISM
  5. CRISC
  6. CCSP