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