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