Robert C. Cain is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC.
Robert creates online courses for Pluralsight (see below) and has coauthored five books, in addition to his YouTube activity. He was also a Microsoft MVP from 2008-2018.
A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the PASS Summit, IT/Dev Connections, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields including manufacturing, insurance, telecommunications, and nuclear power.
PowerShell is a passion for Robert’s. He has created training content in the form of books, videos, and live sessions. In addition, he has created solutions for many clients, using PowerShell with SQL Server, Azure, Pester, and more. Since the beginning of 2019, Robert has been working with PowerShell on Linux and macOS, interacting with Azure as well as SQL Server in Docker containers.
Robert has over 10 years of experience in the Business Intelligence arena, working with SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and SQL Server Analysis Services (both Multidimensional and Tabular). Robert has used SQL Server Database Projects to create data warehouses for many clients, using the Kimball methodology.
Prior to his work in the BI world, Robert worked as a software developer using C# and VB.NET. Previously he worked as a developer in a variety of languages such as C++, C, COBOL, and BASIC.
You can see Robert’s full resume (in PDF format) at this link: Robert C. Cain Resume.
Robert has a strong social media presence on multiple sites. Tune into his Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts for multiple stories daily of interest to the technical community. You’ll also find his code samples on his github site.
Robert’s personal account: @ArcaneCode
Company account: @ArcaneTC
Robert’s GitHub site, complete with all of his code samples from his many presentations.
You can jump to Robert’s full catalog on Pluralsight, or click on the course links below to jump directly to individual courses.
If don’t have a Pluralsight subscription, just click on the Try for Free link at the top of the page and you can get a free two week trial subscription, with which you can watch my courses, or any course on Pluralsight.
Kusto Query Language (KQL) from Scratch – This is a free course, you do not have to have a paid subscription to watch!
Introduction to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (2010 Version)
Robert is a contributor to RedGate’s SimpleTalk site. You can find all of his articles at: http://arcanecode.red
Robert has co-authored five books, on a variety of technical subjects. Note that for some of these titles the e-book version is only available via the publisher’s site.
SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook
PowerShell Deep Dives
SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2
SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 1
Professional SQL Server 2014 Administration
Robert’s company channel, Arcane Training and Consulting, can be found at:
Robert also has a personal YouTube channel for a variety of fun topics such as Minecraft and Ham Radio, you’ll find it at: