Survey: When IT professionals cheat

How often IT workers cheat on certification exams, buy fake gear or illegally share software


When it comes to professional ethics, few things in life are black and white. Do most IT workers think it's  unethical to study for a certification exam with actual exam questions (so-called brain dumps)? Is it OK to buy used gear from an unauthorised dealer? How about new gear? What about gear falsely sporting a brand name (fake gear)?

And what is the one professional area where IT professionals "cheat" the most? So we went to the source, asking 200 IT professionals to participate in an online survey on IT Ethics. Click on to see the results.