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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge: Knowledge is the body of information, usually of a factual or procedural nature, that allows an individual to perform a task successfully.

Skill: Skill is the individual's level of proficiency or competency in performing a specific task. Level of competency is typically expressed in numerical terms.

Ability: Ability is a more general, enduring trait or capability an individual possesses at the time when he or she first begins to perform a task.

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