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 Install and maintain operating systems (OSs). ability 2
b Understand basic programming constructs. knowledge 2
c Understand and apply basic scripting principles. knowledge 3
d Understand how to manage systems at an enterprise level. knowledge 2
e Ability to install and configure software. ability 3 All
f Install and configure hardware. ability 3
g Identify and describe basic file types and demonstrate fundamental file management. skill 2 All
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
k Explain and describe data encoding basics. knowledge 2
l Demonstrate current and emerging strategies and technologies used to collect, analyze, record, and share information in business operations. skill 3



  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