Thank you Madison for facilitating a great conversation about the new PE exam format, and also thank you for sharing your experience.
I also had a similar experience in that I took the Water Resources PE Exam and it was also computer-based. The major impact that the new format had on me was on my way of studying really. I was preparing for taking the exam on previous years, and I was using the textbooks I used at school, and some additional web resources, I was building a binder with a summary of equations and concepts. However, when the new format was in place, I changed my studying habit. I began by familiarizing the provided handbook. Fortunately, the company that I work also had the Civil Engineering Reference Manual (CERM) and used that for practice problems. Probably, the only resources where I spent money for the PE were on additional practice problem booklets (from NCEES and other websites) and the Water Resources codes/standards/resources.
I'm bringing this thread back to life in order to share another resource that might help some of you study for the PE, given the new change in format.
I've started a YouTube channel where I will be posting walkthroughs of various PE problems, using the PDF reference manuals provided by the NCEES to solve them. I'm trying to solve each problem in less than 6 minutes as well, to make it comparable with the time you will have on the PE. Not all problems will be 6 minutes, but I think they will average out to the correct amount of time.
I'm starting with water resources problems since that is my own background, but I hope to have a variety of problems posted over time. Please feel free to check out the channel if it looks like it will be of use to you. I'll be posting a few questions per week.