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