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