Before you panic - the exams have not been changed - just the guides!
As of early September 2021, all the AWS Certification Exam Guides (pdf) seem to have been updated to a new template and include a lot more useful information. Scroll below for high level changes and links to these guides.
Lets review the very popular AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
(SAA-C02) to pickup on two new sections of importance.
Yay - this sets the tone for where you draw the line on studying and is useful to avoid "over studying" or panicking that you need to know coding when the course does not test you on that.
There is also a comprehensive list of what is considered within scope - previously these were just fairly high level domains but this is a lot more comprehensive list of services you are required to know! (Its not exhaustive but is more than enough to ensure sufficient coverage when studying).
Here is a handy list of all the 11 Certification Exam Guides.
Saves you (and me!) searching through the AWS Certification Website for them.
- Practitioner Level
- Professional Level
- Specialty Exams
Good Luck with your studies!