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