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