Skill Ratings - Blackbelts 2012


Please rate each skill on a scale from 1-5, with...
"1" = the most "BASIC" of skill levels, and...
"5" = the most "ADVANCED" of skill levels.
NOTE: This is NOT a question about how well "YOU" know these skills, but rather how advanced these skills are (e.g. if 'addition' is a "BASIC" skill, the 'ability to work with complex systems of differential equations' might be an "ADVANCED" skill.)

PLEASE select "Don't Know" (last column) if you feel you are not familiar enough with an item to rate it.
For example, if you don't know enough about VBA to say whether the skill is 'advanced' in your mind - select 'Don't Know' for related items
1 2 3 4 5Don't Know
Knowledge of using PowerPivot basics
Use of the FAST modeling standard
Automated pareto charting of selected data or data updates
Apply and manipulate hyperlinks in sheet
Extraction and data parsing from web queries
Recording a Macro for use in the spreadsheet
Math programming and optimization with standard Solver
Building/changing embedded forms/controls
Hot keys : Ctrl-"X" shortcuts, Shft-space, Alt-"X-Y-Z", etc.
Create and modify custom lists
Locking/Protecting spreadsheet cells, sheets, workbooks
Data Table usage for scenario analysis
Automating manipulations and calls to Palisades apps (VBA)
Developing a User-defined Function (VBA)
Pre-setting print ranges with headers, footers, breaks, etc.
Automating embedded MapPoint objects (VBA)
Merge and split cells
Using the Sort and Filter tools
Naming/Labeling cell ranges
Standard built-in non-array functions (e.g. SUM, MATCH, etc.)
Using basic loops (For-Next, While-Do) in VBA
Rolling time-window tables/graphs (e.g. t1-->t2 linked & variable)
Using the Data Analysis tool pack
Tracing precedents and dependents
Sparklines (new 2010 feature)
Knowlege of scope/limitations of DoEvents (VBA)
Manual export of spreadsheet data to other applications
Applying the autofill capability
Splitting / Freezing frames
Error identification and handling in VBA
Manual or manual-triggered pull of external data into spreadsheet
Basic graphics (scatterplot, bar chart, etc.)
Manipulating Solver and specializing Solver reports (via VBA)
Adding trendlines to plots
VSTO integration (and associated coding)
Generating/Editing a dialogue pop-up (user-form pop-up)
Create and apply styles
Using range references for copying/pasting in VBA
Data validation rule application
Using the iterative calculation mode in Excel
Conditional formatting
Manipulating ribbons, menu items, etc. (VBA)
Meaningfully integrating DataTables and Iteration mode
Conversions between drawn line objects and plotted data (VBA)
Pivot Table (& Chart) for data summarization
Built-in array/matrix functions (e.g. LINEST)
Use of the OUtCoMES roadmap
Opening text files as delimited data sources
Integrating embedded application objects in spreadsheets
Setting up PowerPivot for automated updates
REMEMBER ! : This is NOT a self-assessment. All we are doing here is judging how 'basic' or 'advanced' a skill seems to be (NOT how 'you' are at something). Please modify your answers above if necessary at this point.

ALSO - Please check to make sure you used the last column above ONLY for "Don't Know" responses. Provide additional notes on your responses here if needed:
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