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

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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