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