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