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

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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