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