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