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