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
Opening text files as delimited data sources
Meaningfully integrating DataTables and Iteration mode
Knowledge of using PowerPivot basics
Automated pareto charting of selected data or data updates
Data Table usage for scenario analysis
Naming/Labeling cell ranges
Adding trendlines to plots
Knowlege of scope/limitations of DoEvents (VBA)
Apply and manipulate hyperlinks in sheet
Conditional formatting
Built-in array/matrix functions (e.g. LINEST)
Generating/Editing a dialogue pop-up (user-form pop-up)
Manual or manual-triggered pull of external data into spreadsheet
Standard built-in non-array functions (e.g. SUM, MATCH, etc.)
Using range references for copying/pasting in VBA
Create and apply styles
Using basic loops (For-Next, While-Do) in VBA
Use of the OUtCoMES roadmap
Math programming and optimization with standard Solver
Conversions between drawn line objects and plotted data (VBA)
VSTO integration (and associated coding)
Tracing precedents and dependents
Developing a User-defined Function (VBA)
Pivot Table (& Chart) for data summarization
Hot keys : Ctrl-"X" shortcuts, Shft-space, Alt-"X-Y-Z", etc.
Manipulating ribbons, menu items, etc. (VBA)
Using the Data Analysis tool pack
Manual export of spreadsheet data to other applications
Using the Sort and Filter tools
Automating manipulations and calls to Palisades apps (VBA)
Locking/Protecting spreadsheet cells, sheets, workbooks
Error identification and handling in VBA
Automating embedded MapPoint objects (VBA)
Applying the autofill capability
Integrating embedded application objects in spreadsheets
Use of the FAST modeling standard
Pre-setting print ranges with headers, footers, breaks, etc.
Building/changing embedded forms/controls
Basic graphics (scatterplot, bar chart, etc.)
Manipulating Solver and specializing Solver reports (via VBA)
Sparklines (new 2010 feature)
Extraction and data parsing from web queries
Recording a Macro for use in the spreadsheet
Rolling time-window tables/graphs (e.g. t1-->t2 linked & variable)
Splitting / Freezing frames
Data validation rule application
Merge and split cells
Using the iterative calculation mode in Excel
Setting up PowerPivot for automated updates
Create and modify custom lists
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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