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