SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about obtaining a qualification by cheating.
Question: If by cheating, a qualification is obtained which is effective in our lives, what is the religious duty?
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Cheating is Haram but if the ability and expertise for carrying out the job are at the acceptable level, the salary is Halal. But if you do not have the necessary level of expertise for a job given to you, it is not allowed to accept that job.
Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA