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CBNS Training Courses

CANBERRA has launched a new approach to training that offers users a specific series of courses to reach their chosen level of expertise in a certain subject. The courses listed under Fundamental Level Course Descriptions, Technician Level Course Descriptions, Specialist Level Course Descriptions, & Expert Level Course Descriptions can be taken as Standalone Courses or as part of our new "Pathways To Expertise -Training Trax Process."

Outside of CANBERRA's Training Trax Process, we also offer many standalone courses that cover a variety of subjects to meet your training needs. The standalone courses listed in the first section are not associated with a specific pathway. If you don't see a course in the following list to meet your needs please contact us about custom courses.

CBNS TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
  Standard Courses Training Trax Courses
  Standalone Principles Fundamentals Technician Specialist Expert
Genie γ SU473 (2) P
SU474 (4) P
SU477 (3) P
GP101 (2)
GP205 (2)
GP301 (2)
GP304 (2)
GP101 (2)
GP201 (2)
GP301 (2)
SU470 (4) P SU472 (3) P
SU601 (2) P
SU630 (2) P
Apex γ n/a n/an/a SU635 (4) P n/a SU636 (3) P
Apex α n/a GP101 (2)
GP302 (2)
GP304 (2)
GP101 (2)
GP202 (2)
GP302 (2)
SU568 (3) P SU640 (2) P SU642 (2) P
Apex αβ n/a GP101 (2)
GP303 (2)
GP304 (2)
GP101 (2)
GP203 (2)
GP303 (2)
SU570 (2) P n/a SU652 (2) P

 

Standalone Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Radiation Protection (GP205)

Fundamentals of Radiation Protection (GP205)

Description:

This course offers a thorough treatment of the basic principles of radiation protection. This course includes a review of the nature and origins of radioactivity, principles of radioactive decay, fundamentals of radiation detection, basic physics of ionizing radiation interactions with matter, principles of dose and dose assessment, radiation shielding considerations, and ALARA principles. This course will be presented primarily as a series of instructor-guided lectures, with time allowed for questions from students and open discussion. Total instruction time will be approximately 16 hours, presented on two consecutive days.

How you will benefit:

Upon completion of this course, students will have a comprehensive working knowledge of radioactive decay schemes, radiation emissions, radiation detection, and principles of radiation protection.

Prerequisites:

None

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Applied Principles of Radiation Detection (GP304)

Applied Principles of Radiation Detection (GP304)

Description:

This course offers a thorough review of the basic principles of radiation detection with hands-on applications exercises. The course includes a review of the nature and origins of radioactivity, fundamentals of radioactive decay, fundamentals of radiation detection, radiation detection methods with gas-filled, scintillation, and semiconductor detectors, application-based detector selection principles, and applications exercises to reinforce these principles. The course is 16 hours in duration, with approximately 60% of the time allocated for lectures and the remaining time allocated to student exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the proper selection and use of portable and laboratory instrumentation for ionizing radiation detection. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand how to select, operate, and interpret the results from a broad variety of radiation detection instruments. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working understanding of the use of radiation detection instrumentation.

Prerequisites:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, though attendees will derive more benefit from this course if they have a basic understanding of atomic structure, radiation, and their own facility operations involving radiation detection.

Who Should Attend:

New technologists or supervisory personnel who need to gain a thorough introduction to the selection and use of basic radiation detection equipment. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring a basic radiation instrumentation refresher.

Course Content:

  • Sources of Radioactivity
  • Nuclear Decay Processes
  • Principles of Radiation Detection
  • Selection of Radiation Detectors Based on Application
  • Practical Exercises, Including:
    • Instrument selection and use
    • Instrument calibration, verification, and performance testing
    • Alpha, Beta, and Gamma measurements
    • Energy discrimination tools
    • Localized and area monitoring
    • Personnel monitoring
    • Object monitoring

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Genie 2000 - Report Template Editing (SU473)

Genie 2000 - Report Template Editing (SU473)

Description:

In this 2 day course, attendees will learn how to modify and build custom reports and Templates used in the Genie 2000 system. Capabilities of the template system are demonstrated with numerous examples. Hands-on exercises and discussions comprise approximately half of the instructional time. Additional topics include CAM file structure, a review of Genie 2000 operation and architecture, and use of the report system in the interactive and batch modes.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of report template commands, variables, and structure and will be able to customize reporting for their specific needs. Managers and supervisors benefit from obtaining custom reports that facilitate their individual needs and requirements.

Prerequisites:

Prior completion of CANBERRA's Genie 2000 Basic Operations (SU470) or equivalent experience using this software package is required. It is recommended that attendees have basic knowledge of Visual Basic (VB) and VB Script.

Who Should Attend:

System manager, primary user, or programmer who will build custom report templates.

Course Content:

  • CAM file structure
  • Template commands
  • Filters
  • Extracting channel data, parameters, records
  • Doing math in templates
  • Strings in templates
  • Creating spread sheet ready reports

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Basic ISOCS Measurements (SU474)

Basic ISOCS Measurements (SU474)

Description:

CANBERRA's SU-474-4 training course was designed to introduce the basic features of the ISOCS Efficiency Calibration Software and the use of ISOCS for in situ gamma spectroscopy measurement applications where traditional "source-based" calibrations may not be practical. Students will also be introduced to additional CANBERRA software features and specialized hardware components that are typically integrated with the ISOCS software. Approximately 60% of this 4-day course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining 40% allocated for group discussion and practical exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will become proficient with "Geometry Composer" and other features of Genie 2000 needed to create ISOCS efficiency calibration files. Attendees will also learn how to use ISOCS calibration files within Genie 2000 to obtain accurate gamma spectroscopy analysis results. This knowledge will enable attendees to perform in-situ and specialized-geometry gamma spectroscopy measurements with improved productivity, accuracy, and confidence. Supervisors and managers will benefit from the knowledge and confidence gained by course attendees, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process for their gamma spectroscopy measurement program.

Prerequisites:

This training course is intended for students who are already familiar with basic principles of gamma spectroscopy, and who have some prior experience with CANBERRA's Genie 2000 software operations. Successful application of ISOCS requires proper use of the "Geometry Composer" sample modeling interface, Nuclide Library editor, Analysis Sequence files, and other features of Genie 2000. Therefore, some familiarity with these Genie 2000 software features is strongly recommended. Prior completion of CANBERRA's Genie 2000 Basic Operations (SU470) course would be beneficial.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for technical and supervisory personnel without any significant prior experience using ISOCS, but who will be responsible for performing and approving ISOCS efficiency calibrations and gamma spectroscopy measurements using those calibrations within the Genie 2000 software environment.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to In Situ Gamma Spectroscopy
  • Introduction to ISOCS and LabSOCS Geometry Templates
  • ISOCS Software Tutorial and Student Exercises
    • Basic ISOCS Software Features (Geometry Composer)
    • Generation of ISOCS Efficiency Files (GAA Calibrate Menu)
    • The ISOXSHLD and Use of Collimators
    • Editing Previous Geometry Definition Files
    • Editing Default Geometry Parameters
    • Editing the ISOCS/LabSOCS Materials Library
  • Recommended Deployment of ISOCS Hardware Components
  • Draft Procedure for Performing Typical ISOCS Measurements
  • Review of Basic Genie 2000 Software Features
    • Gamma Acquisition & Analysis Functions
    • Certificate File and Nuclide Library Editors
    • Energy/Shape Calibrations
  • Review of Advanced Genie 2000 Topics
    • Recommended Analysis Steps and Algorithm Parameters
    • Quality Assurance Considerations
  • ISOCS Measurement Applications Suggested by Students

Duration

4 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 2200€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 5152€ * 4 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 800 + 646 = 6598€

Additional Information:

When this course is presented at a customer site, students should have access to an ISOCS/LabSOCS-characterized detector and other system components required for ISOCS measurements. When presented at one of CANBERRA's in house training facilities, students will have access to computers, gamma detection hardware, and/or simulated detectors configured to demonstrate the complete ISOCS measurement process.

LabSOCS Measurement (SU477)

LabSOCS Measurement (SU477)

Description:

CANBERRA's SU-477-3 training course was designed to provide comprehensive instruction for proper use of the LabSOCS Efficiency Calibration Software. This course will focus on proper selection and use of the standard LabSOCS geometry templates for accurate modeling of samples and creation of optimized efficiency calibration files. Lecture and discussion topics will include: use of the "Geometry Composer" interface, typical applications for LabSOCS sample geometry templates, tips for proper template parameter entry, use of the Materials Library editor, and proper use of LabSOCS calibration files within Genie 2000. Common sample geometries (including paper disk, charcoal-filled air filter cartridge, polyethylene bottle, and Marinelli beaker) will be selected as practical examples to demonstrate the complete LabSOCS efficiency calibration process. Cascade summing corrections will be discussed as a method to improve the accuracy of nuclide activity calculations during routine sample analyses. Approximately 60% of this 3-day course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining 40% allocated for group discussion and practical exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will become proficient with "Geometry Composer" and other features of Genie 2000 needed to create LabSOCS efficiency calibration files. Attendees will also learn how to use LabSOCS calibration files within Genie 2000 to obtain accurate sample analysis results. This knowledge will enable attendees to perform gamma spectroscopy measurements with improved productivity, accuracy, and confidence. Supervisors and managers will benefit from the knowledge and confidence gained by course attendees, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process for their gamma spectroscopy measurement program.

Prerequisites:

This course is intended for individuals who are familiar with basic gamma spectroscopy principles and measurement applications. Attendees should also have some prior experience with CANBERRA's Apex-Gamma and/or Genie 2000 software packages. Successful application of LabSOCS requires proper use of the "Geometry Composer" sample modeling interface, Nuclide Library editor, Analysis Sequence files, and other features of Genie 2000. Prior attendance of CANBERRA's Genie 2000 Basic Operations (SU470) training course (or equivalent experience) is strongly recommended.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for technical and supervisory personnel with little or no prior experience using LabSOCS, but who will be responsible for performing and approving LabSOCS efficiency calibrations and gamma spectroscopy measurements using those calibrations within the Genie 2000 or Apex-Gamma software environment.

Primary Course Content:

  • General Review of Gamma Spectroscopy
  • Introduction to LabSOCS Sample Geometry Templates
  • Comprehensive LabSOCS Software Tutorial
  • LabSOCS Software Exercises
  • Cascade Summing Effects and Cascade Corrections
  • LabSOCS Measurement Procedure and Sample Report Text

Supplemental Course Content:

  • Review of Genie 2000 Gamma Acquisition & Analysis
  • Genie 2000 Certificate File and Nuclide Library Editors
  • Genie 2000 Energy/Shape Calibrations
  • Recommended Genie 2000 Analysis Steps and Parameters
  • Quality Assurance Considerations
  • Recommendations for Using LabSOCS within Apex-Gamma

Duration

3 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 3864€ * 3 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 600 + 646 = 6398€

Fundamental Level Course Descriptions

Principles of Radiation Detection (GP101)

Principles of Radiation Detection (GP101)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course covers the complete range of radiation detection principles from sources of radioactive materials to advanced radiation detection applications and everything in between. This is a concentrated, concise, fast-paced course that includes basic physics and practical implications for all aspects of radiation measurements. This course is not a hardware or software operations course. The course is entirely in lecture format.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of all of the fundamental processes which contribute to the detection and analysis of radioactive materials. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand the basic operation of various radiation detection systems. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working understanding of the fundamental principles that guide successful radiation detection activities.

Prerequisites:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, though attendees will derive more benefit from this course if they have a basic understanding of atomic structure, radiation, and their own facility operations involving radioactivity measurements.

Who Should Attend:

New technologists or supervisory personnel who need to gain a thorough understanding of radioactive decay, radiation emissions, radiation detection technologies, and practical applications. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring a fundamentals refresher.

Course Content:

  • Basic Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Interaction with Matter
  • Types of Radioactive Material and Dose
  • Radioactive Decay Data
  • Gas-filled Detectors
  • Scintillation Detectors
  • Semiconductor Detectors
  • Typical Features in Gamma Spectra
  • Introduction to Gamma Spectroscopy
  • Introduction to Alpha Spectroscopy
  • Introduction to Alpha/Beta Activity Measurements

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy (GP201)

Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy (GP201)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course covers the complete range of gamma spectroscopy principles from a review of radiation detection principles to evaluation of results and everything in between. This is a concentrated, concise, fast-paced course that includes a practical approach to all aspects of gamma-ray spectrometry. This course is not a hardware or software operations course but does include an introduction to CANBERRA gamma spectroscopy software. The course is entirely in lecture format and includes mathematical exercises for many of the calculations germane to gamma spectroscopy.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of all of the fundamental processes which contribute to the collection and analysis of gamma-ray spectral data. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand the operation of gamma spectroscopy systems and accurately interpret basic gamma-ray spectral analysis results. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working understanding of the fundamental principles that guide successful gamma spectroscopy analyses.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA Course GP-101 or equivalent knowledge and experience. A complimentary screening through a placement exam is strongly recommended if course GP-101 has not been completed in the previous 12 months.

Who Should Attend:

New technologists or supervisory personnel who need to gain a thorough understanding of the process by which gamma spectrometric measurements are made. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring a gamma spectroscopy fundamentals refresher.

Course Content:

  • Review of Gamma Radiation Detection Principles
  • Gamma Spectroscopy Signal Chain Components
  • Energy and Peak Shape Calibrations
  • Peak Search and Peak Area Calculations
  • Efficiency Calibrations
  • Nuclide Identification and Activity Calculations
  • Detection Limit and MDA Calculations
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Considerations
  • Evaluation of Gamma Spectroscopy Analysis Results
  • Introduction to CANBERRA Gamma Spectroscopy Software

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Fundamentals of Alpha Spectroscopy (GP202)

Fundamentals of Alpha Spectroscopy (GP202)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course covers the complete range of alpha spectroscopy principles from a review of radiation detection principles to evaluation of results and everything in between. This is a concentrated, concise, fast-paced course that includes a practical approach to all aspects of alpha spectrometry. This course is not a hardware or software operations course but does include an introduction to CANBERRA alpha spectroscopy software. The course is entirely in lecture format and includes mathematical exercises for many of the calculations germane to alpha spectroscopy.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of all of the fundamental processes which contribute to the collection and analysis of alpha spectral data. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand the operation of alpha spectroscopy systems and accurately interpret basic alpha spectral analysis results. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working understanding of the fundamental principles that guide successful alpha spectroscopy analyses.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA Course GP-101 or equivalent knowledge and experience. A complimentary screening through a placement exam is strongly recommended if course GP-101 has not been completed in the previous 12 months.

Who Should Attend:

New technologists or supervisory personnel who need to gain a thorough understanding of the process by which alpha spectrometric measurements are made. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring an alpha spectroscopy fundamentals refresher.

Course Content:

  • Review of Alpha Radiation Detection Principles
  • Alpha Spectroscopy Signal Chain Components
  • Energy and Peak Shape Calibrations
  • Region of Interest, Peak Search and Peak Area Calculations
  • Efficiency Calibrations
  • Nuclide Identification and Activity Calculations
  • Detection Limit and MDA Calculations
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Considerations
  • Evaluation of Alpha Spectroscopy Analysis Results
  • Introduction to CANBERRA Alpha Spectroscopy Software

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Fundamentals of Alpha/Beta Counting (GP203)

Fundamentals of Alpha/Beta Counting (GP203)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course covers the complete range of alpha/beta counting principles from a review of radiation detection principles to evaluation of results and everything in between. This is a concentrated, concise, fast-paced course that includes a practical approach to all aspects of alpha/beta counting. This course is not a hardware or software operations course but does include an introduction to CANBERRA alpha/beta analysis software. The course is entirely in lecture format and includes mathematical exercises for many of the calculations germane to alpha/beta counting.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of all of the fundamental processes which contribute to the collection and analysis of data from alpha/beta counting equipment. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand the operation of alpha/beta counting systems and accurately interpret basic alpha/beta analysis results. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working understanding of the fundamental principles that guide successful alpha/beta analyses.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA Course GP-101 or equivalent knowledge and experience. A complimentary screening through a placement exam is strongly recommended if course GP-101 has not been completed in the previous 12 months.

Who Should Attend:

New technologists or supervisory personnel who need to gain a thorough understanding of the process by which alpha/beta analyses are performed. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring an alpha/beta counting fundamentals refresher.

Course Content:

  • Review of Alpha and Beta Radiation Detection Principles
  • Alpha/Beta Counter Signal Chain Components
  • Alpha/Beta Counter Setup and Plateau Determination
  • Alpha/Beta Counter and Sample Configuration Calibrations
  • Alpha/Beta Analysis Activity Calculations
  • Detection Limit and MDA Calculations
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Considerations
  • Evaluation of Alpha/Beta Counter Analysis Results
  • Introduction to CANBERRA Alpha/Beta Counting Software

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Applied Principles of Gamma Spectroscopy (GP301)

Applied Principles of Gamma Spectroscopy (GP301)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course is the "capstone" session for CANBERRA's Gamma Spectroscopy fundamentals program. This course builds on the content of Principles of Radiation Detection and Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy, tying together all of the principles into a series of relevant practical exercises. The course is a practicum to demonstrate the principles taught in the prior courses and provide hands-on experience for each technologist in all aspects of gamma spectroscopy system setup and operation. Approximately 80% of course time is allocated for student exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the setup and operation of basic gamma spectroscopy systems. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand how to calibrate, operate, and interpret the results from these systems in a reliable manner. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working knowledge of the use of gamma spectroscopy instrumentation.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA courses GP-101, Principles of Radiation Detection, and GP-201, Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy, or equivalent education and experience. A complimentary screening through a placement exam is strongly recommended if these courses have not been completed in the previous 12 months.

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who have acquired theoretical knowledge of gamma spectroscopy principles and desire hands-on experience in applying that knowledge during practical measurement exercises. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring a practical gamma spectroscopy refresher.

Course Content:

  • Review of the Principles of Radiation Detection
  • Review of the Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy
  • Practical Exercises, Including:
    • Basic Gamma Spectroscopy System Hardware Setup
    • Selection and Setup of Gamma Spectroscopy System Operating Parameters
    • Gamma Spectroscopy System Energy Calibrations
    • Gamma Spectroscopy System Peak Shape Calibrations
    • Gamma Spectroscopy System Efficiency  Calibrations
    • Gamma Spectroscopy System Sample Counting Setup
    • Gamma Spectroscopy Sample Counting and Analysis
    • Gamma Spectroscopy Sample  Analysis Results Review
    • Gamma Spectroscopy System Quality Assurance Operations

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Applied Principles of Alpha Spectroscopy (GP302)

Applied Principles of Alpha Spectroscopy (GP302)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course is the "capstone" session for CANBERRA's Alpha Spectroscopy fundamentals program. This course builds on the content of Principles of Radiation Detection and Fundamentals of Alpha Spectroscopy, tying together all of the principles into a series of relevant practical exercises. The course is a practicum to demonstrate the principles taught in the prior courses and provide hands-on experience for each technologist in all aspects of alpha spectroscopy system setup and operation. Approximately 80% of course time is allocated for student exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the setup and operation of basic alpha spectroscopy systems. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand how to calibrate, operate, and interpret the results from these systems in a reliable manner. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working knowledge of the use of alpha spectroscopy instrumentation.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA courses GP-101, Principles of Radiation Detection, and GP-202, Fundamentals of Alpha Spectroscopy, or equivalent education and experience. A complimentary screening through a placement exam is strongly recommended if these courses have not been completed in the previous 12 months.

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who have acquired theoretical knowledge of alpha spectroscopy principles and desire hands-on experience in applying that knowledge during practical measurement exercises. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring a practical alpha spectroscopy refresher.

Course Content:

  • Review of the Principles of Radiation Detection
  • Review of the Fundamentals of Alpha Spectroscopy
  • Practical Exercises, Including:
    • Basic Alpha Spectroscopy System Hardware Setup
    • Selection and Setup of Alpha Spectroscopy System Operating Parameters
    • Alpha Spectroscopy System Energy Calibrations
    • Alpha Spectroscopy System Efficiency  Calibrations
    • Alpha Spectroscopy System Sample Counting Setup
    • Alpha Spectroscopy Sample Counting and Analysis
    • Alpha Spectroscopy Sample  Analysis Results Review
    • Alpha Spectroscopy System Quality Assurance Operations

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Applied Principles of Alpha/Beta Counting (GP303)

Applied Principles of Alpha/Beta Counting (GP303)

Training Trax Fundamental Course

Description:

This 2-Day course is the "capstone" session for CANBERRA's Alpha/Beta Counting fundamentals program. This course builds on the content of Principles of Radiation Detection and Fundamentals of Alpha/Beta Counting, tying together all of the principles into a series of relevant practical exercises. The course is a practicum to demonstrate the principles taught in the prior courses and provide hands-on experience for each technologist in all aspects of alpha/beta counting system setup and operation. Approximately 80% of course time is allocated for student exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the setup and operation of basic alpha/beta counting systems. This knowledge will allow the attendee to understand how to calibrate, operate, and interpret the results from these systems in a reliable manner. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working knowledge of the use of alpha/beta counting instrumentation.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA courses GP-101, Principles of Radiation Detection, and GP-203, Fundamentals of Alpha/Beta Counting, or equivalent education and experience. A complimentary screening through a placement exam is strongly recommended if these courses have not been completed in the previous 12 months.

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who have acquired theoretical knowledge of alpha/beta counting principles and desire hands-on experience in applying that knowledge during practical measurement exercises. This course is also suitable for experienced technologists desiring a practical alpha/beta counting refresher.

Course Content:

  • Review of the Principles of Radiation Detection
  • Review of the Fundamentals of Alpha/Beta Counting
  • Practical Exercises, Including:
    • Basic Alpha/Beta Counting System Hardware Setup
    • Selection and Setup of Alpha/Beta Counting System Operating Parameters
    • Alpha/Beta Counting System Calibrations
    • Alpha/Beta Counting System Sample Counting Setup
    • Alpha/Beta Counting Sample Counting and Analysis
    • Alpha/Beta Counting Sample  Analysis Results Review
    • Alpha/Beta Counting System Quality Assurance Operations

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910

Technician Level Course Descriptions

Genie 2000 - Basic Operation (SU470)

Genie 2000 - Basic Operation (SU470)

Training Trax Technician Course

Description:

CANBERRA's SU-470-4 training course was designed to provide introductory-level instruction for using Genie 2000 software to perform typical gamma spectroscopy measurements. This course starts with a short review of basic gamma spectroscopy concepts, common Genie 2000 measurement applications, and the Windows operating system environment. It then covers the use of the Genie 2000 MCA Definition, Certificate File, Nuclide Library, and QA File editors. This course emphasizes use of the interactive Genie 2000 software environment for performing spectral data acquisition, system calibration, spectral file analysis, and reporting of measurement results. Approximately 65% of this 4-day course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining 35% allocated for group discussion and practical exercises.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain familiarity and proficiency with the basic operational features of CANBERRA's Genie 2000 software and evaluation of reported measurement results. This knowledge will enable attendees to use Genie 2000 with improved productivity, accuracy, and confidence. Supervisors and managers will benefit from the improved competence and confidence gained by course attendees, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process for their gamma spectroscopy measurement program.

Prerequisites:

Attendees should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system environment and familiarity with fundamental gamma spectroscopy concepts. In addition, prior completion of CANBERRA's GP-301-2 Applied Principles of Gamma Spectroscopy course (or equivalent training) is strongly recommended.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for technical and supervisory personnel responsible for performing and reviewing gamma spectroscopy measurements using Genie 2000, but who are not yet familiar with basic Genie 2000 software operations.

Course Content:

  • Course introduction    
  • Windows XP/7 requirements
  • Basic Genie 2000 architecture
  • Gamma spectroscopy review
  • Acquisition hardware setup
  • MCA View/Control operation
  • Certificate File Editor
  • Nuclide Library Editor
  • System energy, shape and efficiency calibrations
  • Sample parameter editing
  • Manual analysis and analysis sequence editing
  • Choosing the correct analysis steps and algorithms
  • Quality Assurance Editor

Duration

4 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 2200€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 5152€ * 4 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 800 + 646 = 6598€
Apex-Alpha Operations (SU568)

Apex-Alpha Operations (SU568)

Training Trax Technician Course

Description:

This 3-day course is a combination of lecture and hands-on operations covering the APEX "Lab Productivity Suite" software for Alpha Spectroscopy. The training will cover the architecture of the Apex-Alpha operations environment, interactions between the Apex Gamma software, Genie 2000 utilities and facility database software, software installation, operational setups, security, sample counting job streams, reports, QA, data review, and event logging with the use of simulators. Discussions will also include Batch QA samples that accompany unknown samples. The course is conducted in an interactive style and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and participate in group discussions. Approximately 60% of this course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on exercises with discussion.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will establish or refresh a solid foundation in the operation of the Apex-Alpha software package, including specific software features and system setup requirements. This knowledge enables the attendee to correctly prepare the software as it was designed (for a complex multi-detector analytical environment), operate the software, and understand the analysis results. Supervisors and managers benefit from an improved level of software understanding on the part of their technologists, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process in the laboratory.

Prerequisites:

It is recommended that attendees have completed CANBERRA's Fundamentals of Alpha Spectroscopy (GP202) course, or have equivalent experience. Also, students should have some Genie 2000 experience, preferably including completion of CANBERRA's Genie 2000 Basic Operations (SU470) course.

Who Should Attend:

Technologists, count room managers, or supervisory personnel who are responsible for setup, processing, reporting and data review of sample isotopic analyses for alpha activity will greatly benefit from attending this class.

Course Content:

  • Apex-Alpha General Overview
  • Apex-Alpha Setups (for a Facility)
  • Main Menu Use
  • Detector Calibrations
  • Quality Assurance Considerations and Setup (Chemistry and Detector)
  • Detector QA Checks
  • Quality Assurance for Sample Batch Counting
  • Create Batches for Counting
  • Data Review and Re-analysis
  • Routine and Summary Data and QA Reports
  • Event Logs

Duration

3 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 3864€ * 3 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 600 + 646 = 6398€
Apex-Alpha/Beta Operations (SU570)

Apex-Alpha/Beta Operations (SU570)

Training Trax Technician Course

Description:

This 2-day course focuses on the Apex-Alpha/Beta software setup, database interaction and automated sample processing operations utilizing a combination of lecture and practical examples for instruction. Approximately 50% of the class time will be allocated for hands-on exercises to help reinforce the concepts needed to count and report gross alpha and beta results. The training will cover the architecture of the Apex-Alpha/Beta software, installation, operational setups, calibrations, security, reports, QA, data review, and event logging. Discussions will also include supported modifications to the standard Apex-Alpha/Beta Stimulsoft reports.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course gain the knowledge to correctly prepare and use the software as it is designed. Supervisors and managers benefit from an improved level of software understanding on the part of their count room personnel resulting in a more efficient and defensible analytical process in the laboratory.

Prerequisites:

Basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/7 operating systems as well as basic computer literacy is required.

Who Should Attend:

The class is intended for technicians and count room managers responsible for setup, processing, reporting and data review of alpha/beta samples.

Course Content:

  • Apex-Alpha/Beta Software Description and Installation
  • Basic and Advanced Operation
  • Calibrations
  • QC Checks
  • Security
  • Sample Counting
  • Quality Control Charts and Setup
  • Custom Report Generation and Modification
  • Technical Support Options

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Apex-Gamma Operations (SU635)

Apex-Gamma Operations (SU635)

Training Trax Technician Course

Description:

This 4-day course focuses on the Apex-Gamma "Lab Productivity Suite" software setup, database interactions, and automated sample processing operations. Approximately 60% of this course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on exercises and discussion. The training will cover: architecture of the Apex-Gamma environment, interactions with Genie 2000 editors and facility database software, installation, operational setups, security, sample counting job streams, reports, QA, data review, and event logging. Discussions will also include the NPP reports option and the supported modifications to standard Apex-Gamma reports.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of how to correctly prepare the software as it is designed, and how to implement count room procedures for gamma counting in a complex multi-detector analytical environment. Supervisors and managers benefit from their staff's improved level of software understanding, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical program.

Prerequisites:

CANBERRA's Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy (GP201) training course (or equivalent gamma spectroscopy experience) is strongly recommended. Prior experience using CANBERRA's Genie 2000 software would be beneficial.

Duration

4 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 2200€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 5152€ * 4 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 800 + 646 = 6598€

Who Should Attend:

Technologists, count room managers or supervisory personnel who are responsible for setup, processing, reporting and/or data review of Gamma results will greatly benefit from taking this class.

Course Content:

  • Apex-Gamma Lab Productivity Suite Overview
    • General Product Description and Requirements
    • Interaction with Genie 2000
    • Interaction with Databases
    • Count Room Automation
  • Genie 2000 Editors - Introduction/Review
    • MCA Input Definition Editor
    • Nuclide Library
    • Analysis Sequence
    • Certificate Editor
    • QA File Editor
  • Preliminary Planning for Apex-Gamma Setup
    • Facilities, Workstations, and Detectors
    • Apex-Gamma Operation Environment and Directory Structure
  • Apex-Gamma Operation Setup Details
    • Facilities, Groups, Detectors, Workstations
    • Calibration Parameters, Geometries
    • Data Review, QA Files, Reports, Event Log, Display Preferences
    • Nuclide Library Files, NPP Reports
  • Apex-Gamma Calibration Operations
    • Energy/Shape and Efficiency Calibrations
    • Calibration Approval, Confirmation, and Recalibration Options
  • Apex-Gamma Sample Setup (Sample Point Association, Procedures, Sample Types)
  • Apex-Gamma Main View - Sample Processing
    • Counting Logged Samples
    • Counting Un-logged Samples
  • Apex-Gamma Reports and Data Review
  • Apex-Gamma Background Subtraction (Area Correction) Options

Specialist Level Course Descriptions

Genie-2000 Algorithms (SU472)

Genie-2000 Algorithms (SU472)

Training Trax Specialist Course

Description:

This 2-Day course is a combination of lecture and practical examples covering optimization of the CANBERRA Genie 2000 algorithms. Detailed descriptions, examples, and classroom exercises are used to facilitate learning the basic analysis steps, selection of analysis algorithms, and their setup for specific applications. Approximately 60% of this course is presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on exercises and discussions. The algorithms are used in Genie 2000 and other related CANBERRA software packages such as Apex InVivo and Apex-Gamma. This course is intended to provide students with sufficient knowledge and understanding to optimize the Genie 2000 gamma analysis process and ensure high-quality analysis results for their gamma spectroscopy measurement applications.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of algorithms and will be able to use the best settings for their particular gamma detection system and measurement application. Managers and supervisors benefit from the assurance that the technologist has a thorough working understanding of the algorithms that affect the analysis results and obtain data that meets the quality objectives.

Prerequisites:

Prior completion of CANBERRA's GP-301-2 Applied Principles of Gamma Spectroscopytraining course (or equivalent gamma spectroscopy experience) is required. Students are also expected to be familiar with data analysis topics covered in one or more of the following courses: Genie 2000 Basic Operations (SU470), Apex-Gamma Operations (SU635), and/or Apex-InVivo Operations (SU734).

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who are responsible for the setup of data analysis routines and the data reported using Genie 2000 based gamma analysis will greatly benefit from this class. This course is also highly recommended for individuals responsible for validating and verifying measurement results obtained from CANBERRA gamma spectroscopy systems. It is recommended that students attending this class have a good working knowledge of Genie 2000 software operations. This class is not recommended for users who do not have experience with Genie 2000 software.

Course Content:

  • Energy/Shape Calibration Considerations
  • Basic Analysis Steps - Options and Recommendations
    • Peak Locate
    • Peak Area
    • Interactive Peak Fit
    • Area Correction
    • Efficiency Correction
  • Efficiency Calibration Considerations
  • Nuclide Identification (NID) Analysis Step - Options and Recommendations
    • Algorithm Choices
    • Nuclide Library Optimization
    • Cascade Summing Corrections
  • Parent/Daughter Corrections
  • Interactive Analysis
  • Detection Limits Analysis Step - Options and Recommendations
  • QA Analysis
  • Line Activity Consistency Evaluator (LACE)
  • Reporting

Duration

4 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 2200€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 5152€ * 4 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 800 + 646 = 6598€
Interpretation of Alpha Spectroscopy Results (SU640)

Interpretation of Alpha Spectroscopy Results (SU640)

Training Trax Specialist Course

Description:

This 2-Day course delves into the details of alpha spectroscopy analysis results generated with Apex-Alpha systems. The course will provide guidance for review of analysis results in consideration of all of the features of the related alpha particle spectrum. Spectral features can be useful for quantitative alpha spectroscopy analysis or they can be interferences; this course describes both types of spectral features and gives the attendee knowledge to properly evaluate them. This course is not a detailed hardware or software operations course, but does include demonstrations of how spectra and analysis results are affected by sample preparation, hardware settings, and software settings. This class allocates about 50 percent of the class time for hands-on activities to help master the concepts needed to interpret alpha spectroscopy results.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain an advanced practical and academic understanding of all of the processes which contribute to complex alpha particle spectra. This understanding will allow the attendee to review and interpret alpha spectroscopy results and to tailor the alpha spectroscopy analytical process to improve the quality and reliability of the results.

Prerequisites:

Students planning to attend this “Advanced Topics” training course must have a good working knowledge of the basic features and setup options available in the standard Apex-Alpha software. Prior completion of CANBERRA’s Apex-Alpha TrainingTrax through course SU-568 is strongly recommended.

Who Should Attend:

Experienced technologists or supervisory personnel who wish to improve their understanding of complex alpha particle spectra and thereby improve the quality of the alpha spectroscopy analysis data they generate.

Course Content:

  • Features in spectra, their origin and properties
  • Consequences of sample separation and preparation
  • Calibrations (Energy and Efficiency)
  • Applying reference nuclear decay information
  • Analysis and data reduction
  • Production and history of sample
  • Spectral interpretation - Making sense out of the data
  • Quality assurance for alpha spectroscopy

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910

Subject Matter Expert Level Course Descriptions

Interpretation of Gamma Spectroscopy Results (SU601)

Interpretation of Gamma Spectroscopy Results (SU601)

Training Trax Subject matter Expert Course

Description:

This 3-day course is designed primarily for germanium detector spectroscopy, although many of the topics are also applicable to scintillation detectors. The course emphasizes the use of fundamental principles of physics to explain features found in spectra, and the creation of libraries to aid in the interpretation of spectra. Students should acquire the tools and information they need to: understand "phantom peaks", optimize gamma nuclide libraries to accurately identify and quantify nuclide activity, reduce the reporting of unidentified peaks, utilize methods for counting "hot" samples, understand "Dead Time" and its implications, and optimize the analysis of spectral data. Students are encouraged to bring examples of their spectral files for examination during the course. Additional topics of special interest may be covered depending upon student interest. Lab exercises with simulators and spectra are employed to demonstrate lecture topics. Analysis algorithms discussed and demonstrated are from the standard Genie 2000 software.

How you will benefit:

This course provides the student with a review of the principles and practices of gamma spectroscopy and emphasizes radionuclide identification and quantification. It is intended for health physics and radiochemistry personnel who have some experience in gamma counting and want to further their knowledge of the methods used to interpret gamma spectra. It is recommended for personnel responsible for operating gamma spectroscopy systems and/or reviewing of the results from these systems.

Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of Gamma Spectroscopy (GP201) or equivalent experience.

Course Requirements:

Students should bring a scientific calculator to class.

Course Content:

  • Features in spectra, their origin and properties
    • Interaction of radiation with matter
    • Interaction that occurs between radioactive nuclide and the detector
    • Interaction inside the detector and properties of the detector
    • Electronics used to acquire the spectra
  • Summation peaks
    • Random
    • Coincidence
  • Calibrations
    • Energy
    • Efficiency
  • Parent daughter relationships and equilibrium
  • Applying reference nuclear decay information
  • Detector resolution
  • Peak fitting (Interactive Peak Fit, IPF)
  • Working with background spectra

Duration

3 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 3864€ * 3 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 600 + 646 = 6398€
Genie-2000 Advanced Topics (SU630)

Genie-2000 Advanced Topics (SU630)

Training Trax Subject matter Expert Course

Description:

This 2-day course is a combination of lecture and practical examples covering the optimization of CANBERRA Genie 2000 software. Approximately 40% of the course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on learning activities and associated discussions. The course covers a full range of system optimization tips and techniques, and is conducted in an interactive style to encourage active participation by all attendees.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of the practical measures necessary to optimize the CANBERRA Genie 2000 system.  This knowledge enables the attendee to correctly prepare the software as it is designed, in a complex multi-detector analytical environment.  Supervisors and managers will benefit from an improved level of software understanding on the part of their Genie 2000 system administrator, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process in the laboratory.

Prerequisites:

Students planning to attend this “Advanced Topics” training course must have a good working knowledge of the basic features and setup options available in the standard Genie 2000 software.  Prior completion of CANBERRA’s Genie 2000 TrainingTrax through course SU-601 is strongly recommended. 

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who are existing administrators or potential administrators of Genie 2000 systems should attend.  Attendees should have a good working knowledge of Genie 2000 software.  This course is not recommended for users who have never operated a Genie 2000 system or who have never attended previous formal Genie 2000 training.

Course Content:

This seminar will review the complete range of Genie 2000 operations from calibration through the generation of analytical results. All software operations related to calibration, analysis setup, analysis options, report generation, report review, and quality assurance measures will be taught to the expert level. Some example topics are listed below:

  • The CAM file structure, its main purpose, and how it is used.
  • When and how to use two nuclide libraries for sample analysis.
  • Understanding when to use Cascade Summing Corrections and how to implement these corrections in Genie-2000.
  • How to use the Line Activity Consistency Evaluator (LACE) and Interactive Peak Fit (IPF to optimize your results.
  • Additional “Post-NID Processing” options (Gain Evaluator, Action Level Calculations).
  • Optimum use of “Sequence Preferences” in Analysis Sequence files.
  • How to use the Auto Gain Adjust and File Gain Adjust options
  • Report Modification
  • Use of Scripting for customization
  • Use of Command line prompts for "parsing" data or reviewing cam data and access to editors.

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910
Apex-Gamma - Advanced Topics (SU636)

Apex-Gamma - Advanced Topics (SU636)

Training Trax Subject matter Expert Course

Description:

This 3-day course is a combination of lecture and practical examples covering the optimization of CANBERRA Apex-Gamma counting systems and the underlying Genie 2000 software. Approximately 60% of the course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on learning activities and associated discussions. The course covers a full range of system optimization tips and techniques (noted below), and is conducted in an interactive style to encourage active participation by all attendees.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of the practical measures necessary to optimize the CANBERRA Apex-Gamma/Genie 2000 system. This knowledge enables the attendee to correctly prepare the software as it is designed, in a complex multi-detector analytical environment. Supervisors and managers will benefit from an improved level of software understanding on the part of their Apex-Gamma system administrator, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process in the laboratory.

Prerequisites:

Students planning to attend this "Advanced Topics" training course must have a good working knowledge of the basic features and setup options available in the standard Apex Gamma software. Prior completion of CANBERRA's Apex-Gamma Operations (SU635) training course is strongly recommended.

Duration

3 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based: 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 3864€ * 3 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 5152 + 600 + 646 = 6398€

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who are existing administrators or potential administrators of Apex-Gamma systems should attend. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of Apex-Gamma and Genie 2000 software. This course is not recommended for users who have never operated an Apex-Gamma system or who have never attended previous formal Apex-Gamma training.

Course Content:

  • The CAM file structure, its main purpose, and how it is used in the Apex-Gamma database architecture.  ‘Rules’ for using CAM files in the Apex architecture will be addressed.
  • The relationship and difference between the Genie 2000 Analysis Sequence File and the Apex Procedure and how to optimize both. Some of the common analysis steps available in the Genie 2000 Analysis Sequence editor are not used under Apex-Gamma.  You will learn which steps are not used, and why, and how they are implemented in Apex-Gamma.
  • When and how to use two nuclide libraries for sample analysis - one of the newest features in Apex V1.3.
  • Understanding when to use Cascade Summing Corrections and how to implement these corrections in Apex-Gamma.
  • How to use the powerful and versatile Data Review functionality in Apex-Gamma.  Specific examples using the Data Review functionality will be demonstrated, including how to use the Line Activity Consistency Evaluator (LACE), Interactive Peak Fit (IPF), and LabSOCS efficiency calibrations to optimize your results. 
  • Integrating your data with external data management systems, such as LIMS, intranet viewing pages, spreadsheets, and other external systems.  This session will give you a brief review of the many ways to export data out of Apex-Gamma.
  • Apex-Gamma backup and recovery.
  • Using Microsoft’s SQL-Server Management Studio Express for assistance in database administration.
  • Moving Apex-Gamma Client, Server or Desktop software from one computer to another.
Apex-Alpha Advanced Topics (SU642)

Apex-Alpha Advanced Topics (SU642)

Training Trax Subject matter Expert Course

Description:

This 2-day course is a combination of lecture and practical examples covering the optimization of CANBERRA Apex-Alpha software. Approximately 40% of the course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on learning activities and associated discussions. The course covers a full range of system optimization tips and techniques, and is conducted in an interactive style to encourage active participation by all attendees.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of the practical measures necessary to optimize the CANBERRA Apex-Alpha system. This knowledge enables the attendee to correctly prepare the software as it is designed, in a complex multi-detector analytical environment. Supervisors and managers will benefit from an improved level of software understanding on the part of their Apex-Alpha system administrator, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process in the laboratory.

Prerequisites:

Students planning to attend this “Advanced Topics” training course must have a good working knowledge of the basic features and setup options available in the standard Apex-Alpha software. Prior completion of CANBERRA’s Apex-Alpha TrainingTrax through course SU-640 is strongly recommended.

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who are existing administrators or potential administrators of Apex-Alpha systems should attend. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of Apex-Alpha software. This course is not recommended for users who have never operated a Apex-Alpha system or who have never attended previous formal Apex-Alpha training.

Course Content:

This seminar will review the complete range of Apex-Alpha operations from calibration through the generation of analytical results. All software operations related to calibration, analysis setup, analysis options, report generation, report review, and quality assurance measures will be taught to the expert level. Some example topics are listed below:

  • Optimizing set-up of computer functionality for system use (e.g. power management, fast user switching, Registry settings, cache settings for large banks of detectors, and etc.)
  • Quality Control Set -up and evaluation for chemistry, backgrounds, and control samples.
  • How to determine if you have a Quality Assurance File corruption and resolution.
  • How to use the powerful and versatile Data Review functionality in Apex-Alpha.  Specific examples using the Data Review functionality will be demonstrated, including how to adjust and import ROI(s), importation of backgrounds, change libraries, reports, and import new QA results to optimize your results.
  • The CAM file structure, its main purpose, and how it is used in the Apex-Gamma database architecture.  ‘Rules’ for using CAM files in the Apex architecture will be addressed.
  • The relationship and difference between the Genie 2000 Analysis Sequence File and the Apex Procedure and how to optimize both. Some of the common analysis steps available in the Genie 2000 Analysis Sequence editor are not used under Apex-Alpha. 
  • Integrating your data with external data management systems, such as LIMS, intranet viewing pages, spreadsheets, and other external systems.  This session will give you a brief review of the many ways to export data out of Apex-Alpha.
  • Apex-Alpha database backup and recovery.
  • Using Microsoft’s SQL-Server Management Studio Express for assistance in database administration.
  • Integrating your data with external data management systems, such as LIMS, intranet viewing pages, spreadsheets, and other external systems.  This session will give you a brief review of the many ways to export data out of Apex-Alpha.
Apex-Alpha/Beta Advanced Topics (SU652)

Apex-Alpha/Beta Advanced Topics (SU652)

Training Trax Subject matter Expert Course

Description:

This 2-day course is a combination of lecture and practical examples covering the optimization of CANBERRA Apex-Alpha/Beta software. Approximately 40% of the course will be presented in lecture format, with the remaining time allocated for hands-on learning activities and associated discussions. The course covers a full range of system optimization tips and techniques, and is conducted in an interactive style to encourage active participation by all attendees.

How you will benefit:

Attendees who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of the practical measures necessary to optimize the CANBERRA Apex-Alpha/Beta system. This knowledge enables the attendee to correctly prepare the software as it is designed, in a complex multi-detector analytical environment. Supervisors and managers will benefit from an improved level of software understanding on the part of their Apex-Alpha/Beta system administrator, ensuring a more efficient and defensible analytical process in the laboratory.

Prerequisites:

Students planning to attend this “Advanced Topics” training course must have a good working knowledge of the basic features and setup options available in the standard Apex-Alpha/Beta software. Prior completion of CANBERRA’s Apex-Alpha/Beta Training.

Who Should Attend:

Technologists or supervisory personnel who are existing administrators or potential administrators of Apex-Alpha/Beta systems should attend. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of Apex-Alpha/Beta software. This course is not recommended for users who have never operated a Apex-Alpha/Beta system or who have never attended previous formal Apex-Alpha/Beta training.

Course Content:

This seminar will review the complete range of Apex-Alpha/Beta operations from calibration through the generation of analytical results. All software operations related to calibration, analysis setup, analysis options, report generation, report review, and quality assurance measures will be taught to the expert level. Some example topics are listed below:

  • Apex-Alpha Beta database backup and recovery.
  • Management of database
  • External linking to Database (Crystal Reports, Excel, Reporting, and LIMS importation)
  • Advanced reporting using Stimulsoft Tools
  • Attenuation curve optimization
  • Quality Control charting
  • Advanced error troubleshooting

Duration

2 Days

Cost:

  • Zellik based 1850€ pp, minimum 3 participants, maximum 6
  • Customer based = 2864€* 2 x lodging cost (200€/day) * 2 x Km (0,52€/Km) * 116€/Hour travelling
    • Example: Hengelo (175Km, 2Hours) = 2864€ + 400 + 646 = 3910