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Competency Model
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  • How to Use Competency Models
  • Searching the Resource Database
    General Instructions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Technical Assistance Guide
  • Build a Competency Model
  • Build a Career Ladder/Lattice
  • Competency Models: A Review of the Literature and the Role of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
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  • Move the mouse over Occupation Tiers 6, 7, 8, or 9 to search for O*NET Occupational Competencies Profiles
  • Move the mouse over any of the Competency Blocks to see the definition
  • Click on any Competency Block to see the key behaviors
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  • Download the industry model and worksheets in several formats

    Cybersecurity Competency Model
    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the more than 20 federal departments and agencies that make up the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) to develop a comprehensive competency model for cybersecurity. Technical and subject matter experts from education, business, and industry also contributed to the model's development.
    The DOL Cybersecurity Industry Model defines the latest skill and knowledge requirements needed by individuals whose activities impact the security of their organization's cyberspace. The model incorporates competencies identified in the NICE National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and complements the Framework by including both the competencies needed by the average worker who uses the Internet or the organization's computer network, as well as cybersecurity professionals. The ETA model will be updated to reflect future changes to the Framework.
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    Scroll down to view the industry model selected. OR Click on Industry Competency Models on the top navigation to view the Building Blocks.
    Cybersecurity Competency Model
    Cybersecurity Building Blocks Pyramid