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Should I let future employers know I passed the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam even though I am moving into a career as a network engineer?

I took the CISA exam in September of this year (2015). However, even before then I already found that IT auditing was no longer a major interest of mines like it has been 2 years ago and I no longer want to work as an IT auditor. I discovered my lack of interest back in May of this year. I took the Exam anyway cause I already spent a little more than half a thousand bucks for prepping for the exam and for sitting for the exam itself after knowing I no longer want to continue a career in IT auditing. I am now looking forward to becoming a knowledgable IT network engineer. I just learned that I passed the exam and I am eligible to receive the CISA certification. I want to find out if I would hurt my chances if I tell future employers about passing the CISA exam and the certification when applying for networking positions Would they still find out if I don't tell them? I don't think it makes sense to move forward with getting the certification but my current employer wants me to get it of course cause I have not told him yet that I will be moving into another field of IT, am waiting for the right time to tell him. Should I still certify at this point? The reason I ask is because from what I know so far the CISA certification has no relevance when it comes to network engineering and employers prefer certifications that pertain to the area of work that your doing. Could I be wrong about this? Thanks for your thoughts/feedback

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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Given the penchant for certifications (any certifications, no matter how valid or difficult obtaining them was), wave the flag, and wave it proudly.

Take advantage of the wave, while it's still riding high...

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