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

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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