Passed the exam yesterday, it said I got a standarrdized/scaled score of 886/1000, waiting for questions breakdown results.
Started with LA AWS Essentials and then went to CSA-Associate course. Extremely helpful! Also bought the Kindle version of official study guide and practice exams on Udemy. Spent about 100-150 hours total, did not do any labs (planning to do it during the last week and fell behind, but I was consistently getting 85-95% in practice exams, so took a chance)
I did the newer version exam:
90% detailed scenario based questions (no "What is STS" type questions or instance categories or exact numbers like Limits/days/sizes), a few direct definition type questions but they made it sound like a (easy) scenario