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