DON'T GRADE YOURSELF HERE - NOT A SELF ASSESSMENT

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 5 Don't Know
Adding trendlines to plots
Automating embedded MapPoint objects (VBA)
Using the iterative calculation mode in Excel
Manipulating Solver and specializing Solver reports (via VBA)
Naming/Labeling cell ranges
Developing a User-defined Function (VBA)
Conditional formatting
Basic graphics (scatterplot, bar chart, etc.)
Extraction and data parsing from web queries
Locking/Protecting spreadsheet cells, sheets, workbooks
Data validation rule application
Using basic loops (For-Next, While-Do) in VBA
Integrating embedded application objects in spreadsheets
Setting up PowerPivot for automated updates
Manual or manual-triggered pull of external data into spreadsheet
Using the Sort and Filter tools
Knowlege of scope/limitations of DoEvents (VBA)
Generating/Editing a dialogue pop-up (user-form pop-up)
Manipulating ribbons, menu items, etc. (VBA)
Automating manipulations and calls to Palisades apps (VBA)
Using the Data Analysis tool pack
Standard built-in non-array functions (e.g. SUM, MATCH, etc.)
Hot keys : Ctrl-"X" shortcuts, Shft-space, Alt-"X-Y-Z", etc.
Apply and manipulate hyperlinks in sheet
Opening text files as delimited data sources
Rolling time-window tables/graphs (e.g. t1-->t2 linked & variable)
Conversions between drawn line objects and plotted data (VBA)
Meaningfully integrating DataTables and Iteration mode
Manual export of spreadsheet data to other applications
Recording a Macro for use in the spreadsheet
Merge and split cells
Splitting / Freezing frames
Math programming and optimization with standard Solver
VSTO integration (and associated coding)
Use of the FAST modeling standard
Error identification and handling in VBA
Automated pareto charting of selected data or data updates
Building/changing embedded forms/controls
Use of the OUtCoMES roadmap
Data Table usage for scenario analysis
Tracing precedents and dependents
Pivot Table (& Chart) for data summarization
Built-in array/matrix functions (e.g. LINEST)
Create and modify custom lists
Applying the autofill capability
Create and apply styles
Using range references for copying/pasting in VBA
Knowledge of using PowerPivot basics
Pre-setting print ranges with headers, footers, breaks, etc.
Sparklines (new 2010 feature)

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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