The knowledge (Ks) was developed with a focus 12 to 36 months in the future for an entry-level employee working in that specific cluster. More specific definitions can be found within the KSA list.
The average was calculated from the subject matter expert votes.
• A vote of "4" indicated the item must be covered in the curriculum.
• A vote of "3" indicated the item should be covered in the curriculum.
• A vote of "2" indicated that it would be nice for the item to be covered in the curriculum.
• A vote of "1" indicated the item should not be covered in the curriculum.
Knowledge: Knowledge focuses on the understanding of concepts. It is theoretical. An individual may have an understanding of a topic or tool or some textbook knowledge of it but have no experience applying it. For example, someone might have read hundreds of articles on health and nutrition, many of them in scientific journals, but that doesn't make that person qualified to dispense advice on nutrition.
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