Comprehensive GC-MS Software Training (Agilent MSD ChemStation)

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Course summary

  • Duration: 2 days for face-to-face | Total of 13 hours for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Type: Manufacturer-specific; analysts using Agilent MSD ChemStation
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face classroom OR online via live video, with practicals on the software
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £750 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

Course approval

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This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

What will you learn on this course?

The Comprehensive GC-MS Software Training course introduces the Agilent MSD ChemStation software for both instrument control, data acquisition and analysis.

The course covers PC and data system installation, set-up and maintenance; an overview of MSD ChemStation software; tuning methods; creating scan and SIM methods; Retention Time Locking (RTL); sequences; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; reports; an introduction to macros; and method maintenance.

It combines a mixture of presentations with software exercises, to give you comprehensive training.

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn the operation of the MSD ChemStation software
  • You will learn installation, set-up and have an overview of the software
  • You will learn about the types of tuning methods
  • You will learn how to create full scan and SIM methods to gain an understanding of each method type
  • You will learn how to analyse individual samples and create sequences for analysing multiple samples
  • You will undertake qualitative data analysis including library searching
  • You will undertake quantitative data analysis creating calibration curves and producing appropriate sample reports
  • You will have an introduction to macros and learn retention time locking
  • You will learn about method maintenance

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily for analysts and technicians responsible for the operation of Agilent GC-MS instruments and data analysis using MSD ChemStation software.

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Feedback from previous attendees

"More engaging and better presented than other technical courses."  Nick Davidson, Analyst, Northumbrian Water (November 2014).

“Best (course) I have been on. Most relevant.”  Sarah Pendlington, Analyst, Northumbrian Water (November 2014).