Certifying useless knowledge

I was listening to someone describe materials one would need to pass a certification. It was a software certification and I heard the person explaining one section of materials–that would be necessary to pass the exam–that caught my attention. He said that he had to cover a topic, even though it’s no longer apropos because the topic was about a discontinued feature in the software. The best part, the feature was deprecated two years ago, and yet knowledge of it is still required for the certification.

You can’t make this stuff up.