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