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