SnowPro Core Certification Exam Guide

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SnowPro Core Certification Exam Guide


The SnowPro ™ Core Certification demonstrates an individual's knowledge to apply specific core expertise implementing and migrating to Snowflake. A SnowPro ™ Core Certified individual has a thorough understanding of Snowflake as a cloud data warehouse and has the knowledge necessary to design, develop and manage secure, scalable Snowflake solutions to drive business objectives. 

This exam covers Snowflake architectural principles and best practices and core aspects of Snowflake solutions including Data Loading/Unloading, Performance and Concurrency, Scaling, Security, Data types, Connectors, and Account Management. 



The  SnowPro ™ Core Certification  is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their knowledge of Snowflake, the Data Platform. The candidate has a thorough knowledge of: 

  • How to load and transform Data in Snowflake
  • Scaling Virtual Warehouses for Performance and Concurrency 
  • Utilize Data Sharing 
  • Query Constructs and DDL & DML Operations
  • Managing and Monitoring Snowflake Accounts
  • Working with Semi-Structured Data
  • Snowflake's method for Continuous Data Protection 


SnowPro Badge

Number of Questions: 100

Question Types: Multiple Select, Multiple Choice, True/False

Time Limit: 120 minutes

Languages: English & Japanese

Registration Fee: $175 USD

Passing Score: 80% + 

No Prerequisites 

Delivery Options: Proctored exams delivered onsite at Kryterion Testing Centers or via Webassessor's online proctored environment. 


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Snowflake Overview & Architecture 


  • Global Services
  • Compute
  • Migrations
  • Data Sharing
  • Extensibility  
  • Objects
  • User Defined Functions

Data Movement 


  • Data Loading 
  • Data Unloading 
  • Snowpipe
  • Pipelines



Storage and Protection 


  • Continous Data Protection
  • Storage


Performance and Tuning 


  • Performance Management
  • Query Optimization 


Snowflake Virtual Warehouses 






Account and Security 


  • Account Management
  • Security Management


Semi-Structured Data 






As preparation for this exam, we recommend a combination of hands-on experience, instructor-led training, the On Demand training courses and utilizing self-study assets. 

Instructor-Led Course recommended for this exam: 

Paid Self Study recommended for this exam: 

Free Self Study recommended for this exam: 



 Thinking about taking the exam, but not sure if your ready? Use the self-assessment checklist below:



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