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BD FACSCelesta™ and
BD FACSymphony™ A1 and A3 Cell Analyzers Product Training
Find all available product training courses for the BD FACSCelesta™, BD FACSymphony™ A1 and BD FACSymphony™ A3 Cell Analyzers. The wide range of training options includes hands-on instructor-led training as well as self-paced e-Learning and product resources.
View our self-paced e-Learning to learn more about your instrument and software. Most of our courses begin with an introduction to the topic and end with a short quiz to check your knowledge.
BD FACSDiva™ Software Overview Course
This course will introduce you to BD FACSDiva™ Software. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the functions of the main windows found in the software.
Identify the six basic daily workflow steps using BD FACSDiva™ Software.
BD FACSDiva™ Software Worksheets Window Overview
This course will introduce you to the worksheets window in BD FACSDiva™ Software. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Identify the different plots and gates used in the software.
Describe the difference between the population hierarchy and statistics views.
BD FACSDiva™ Software Data Display Overview
This course will introduce you to how a cell’s properties are displayed in BD FACSDiva™ Software using different plots and scaling. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Identify populations in dot and histogram plots based on the cell’s scatter and fluorescence properties.
Describe the difference between linear, log and biexponential display.
BD FACSDiva™ Software Templates Overview
This course will introduce you to how to create and manage templates in BD FACSDiva™ Software. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Describe and use different template types available in the software.
Manage your templates.
Our operator training courses are designed to quickly get you up and running on your instrument. Our courses are delivered in small class sizes with a 2-to-1 ratio of learners-to-instrument to provide plenty of hands-on time and opportunity to get comfortable with the day-to-day operation of the software and cytometer.
BD FACSCelesta™, BD FACSymphony™ A1 and BD FACSymphony™ A3 Cell Analyzers Operator Training Courses
This course provides you with the practical knowledge and skills to acquire and analyze multicolor data and perform maintenance tasks.
In this class, you will learn:
General principles of flow cytometry
Cytometer operation, maintenance and troubleshooting common hardware and software issues
Cytometer QC using BD® Cytometer Setup and Tracking (CS&T) Application
Compensation, data acquisition and analysis, and data management using BD FACSDiva™ Software
Target Audience: New operators or operators who have not had formal training on this cytometer. The course is also applicable for the BD FACSymphony™ A5 Cell Analyzer. This course can be taken in conjunction with the BD® HTS training course.
Want to attend a class? Click Request Course to complete the training request form to attend a training class at one of the following locations.
Training at BD
Join us at our BD Biosciences Training Center
Location: San Jose, CA
Duration: 4 days
Training virtually at your location
Training delivered online through a web conferencing application. This training will use the instrument and software in your lab.
Duration: 4 days
A one-hour orientation will be conducted several weeks prior to the scheduled class.
Custom training at your site
Pre-arrange with the instructor the topics and number of training days needed. Choose the topics for your training from a list of available training topics.
To get the most out of training, hands-on practice is limited to a maximum of two participants for the training session.
If more than two participants require hands-on training, purchase additional days of training. Instructor travel and lodging are included in the per-day price. Training is also available virtually.
Use these product training resources to learn more about your cytometer.
Job Aids and Quick Reference Guides
A brief introduction to event processing on flow cytometers running BD FACSDiva™ Software, including threshold, window gate, window extension, and electronic aborts.
An introduction to laser delay in multi-laser systems running BD FACSDiva™ Software.
An introduction to area scaling on flow cytometers running BD FACSDiva™ Software.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Class 1 Laser Product.