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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

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

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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