Name: Robert M. Cannistra
Title: Senior Professional Lecturer of Computer Science and Information Technology
Office Location: Hancock Center 3004
Extension: (845) 575-3675
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

A.S. Dutchess Community College
B.S. State University of New York at Brockport
M.S. Marist College


CCSP - Cisco Certified Security Professional
Cisco Firewall Specialist
Cisco VPN Specialist
CCAI - Cisco Certified Academy Instructor
CCAI Security - Cisco Certified Academy Instructor for Security
CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional
CCDP - Cisco Certified Design Professional
CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCDA - Cisco Certified Design Associate
CSE - Cisco Sales Expert in Enterprise Business
CSE - Cisco Sales Expert in Small to Medium Business
MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
MCP+I - Microsoft Certified Professional Plus Internet
MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
CLP - Certified Lotus Professional
CLS - Certified Lotus Specialist


Mr. Robert M. Cannistra has held the positions of Northeast Regional Manager, Technical Services Manager and Senior Consultant for VLINK Solutions, previously known as AllTechData Systems, a Cisco Partner. His time at VLINK was spent designing, configuring, and implementing highly accessible data networks for various enterprise, service provider and Internet companies across the world. Upon the completion of each client implementation, Mr. Cannistra would create and instruct customized training classes to help the client administer, manage and troubleshoot the newly designed networks. He has taught part-time as an adjunct faculty member for RPI, in Troy, NY and as a technical instructor for MTI, in Poughkeepsie, NY. Prior to VLINK Solutions, Mr. Cannistra held the position of Senior Network Engineer for, Inc. where he redesigned and scaled the network to handle several million Internet users. He specialized in Internet infrastructure at AT&T Solutions. While at Unisys Corporation he specialized in a proprietary distributed paperless workflow environment. Prior to Unisys he consulted for Kodak Imaging Services optimizing and upgrading their mixed NT/Novell network environment utilizing Lotus Notes collaboration tools.


Mr. Cannistra's specializes in network infrastructure, design, implementation and troubleshooting. His interest lies within wireless controller solutions, policy-based routing and firewall technology.


Member of (ACM) Association of Computing Machinery