I passed the AWS CSA this afternoon. Took the old exam before it was retired! Wanted to pass on my kudos to Thomas Haslett for an amazing course (I used the old course materials for the old exam). I really liked the way Thomas hit the right concepts and re-phrased/reiterated the main concepts of different topics. Really excellent videos. Thank you Thomas!!
For those interested in how I prepared - outside of doing the videos by Linux Academy, I also did the videos of a cloud guru (because I was able to get free access), read the white papers and the FAQ on different topics. Practiced several exams from Whizlabs to get into the exam frame of mind. These practice tests were helpful. The white papers are written better than the faq in certain cases, so if any of you are interested in reading the faq, I would suggest giving the white papers a read first. The prep for the new exam might need a different kind of focus. For the people who are having difficulty understanding the concepts, do not get discouraged. I found the learning quite difficult, though the concepts became clearer with the more time I spent. I read the faq for the topics covered in the videos - I have never been a fan of focussing on certain areas. The exam was more difficult than I had expected and started with the most difficult questions. If you get difficult questions starting off, please do not panic because the easier questions might be coming next. Flag the difficult questions and come back to them later. I finished with 20 mins to spare, and used the spare time to review all the answers. For some reason, I got only 55 questions and I was expecting 60. One question was repeated twice !! Good luck with your endeavors. If I can help you with any concepts, feel free to connect via linked in and we can chat via phone or email (for free of course!)