SnowPro® Advanced Administrator Recertification

Duration: Hours



    Training Mode: Online


    The SnowPro Advanced: Administrator Recertification exam is available for candidates with an expiring SnowPro Advanced: Administrator Certification.


    The SnowPro® Advanced: Administrator Recertification exam is available for candidates with an expiring SnowPro Advanced: Administrator Certification.

    By passing the SnowPro Advanced: Administrator Recertification, a candidate’s SnowPro Core Certification + SnowPro Advanced: Administrator status will extend an additional 2 years from the date of passing the recertification exam.

    Candidates must hold a valid SnowPro Advanced: Administrator Certification at the time they take the recertification exam to be eligible.


    Exam Version: ADA-R01
    Total Number of Questions: 40
    Question Types: Multiple Select, Multiple Choice
    Time Limit: 85 minutes
    Language: English
    Registration fee: $188 USD
    Passing Score: 750 + Scaled Scoring from 0 – 1000
    Unscored Content: Exams may include unscored items to gather statistical information for future use. These items are not identified on the form and do not impact your score, and additional time is factored into account for this content.
    Prerequisites: SnowPro Core Certified & SnowPro Advanced: Administrator Certified
    Delivery Options:

    1. Online Proctoring
    2. Onsite Testing Centers



    This exam guide includes test domains, weightings, and objectives. It is not a comprehensive listing of all the content that will be presented on this examination. The table below lists the main content domains and their weightings.

    DomainDomain Weightings on Exams
    1.0 Snowflake Security, RBAC, & User Administration30-35%
    2.0 Account Management & Data Governance20-25%
    3.0 Performance Monitoring & Tuning20-25%
    4.0 Data Sharing, Data Exchange & Snowflake Marketplace10-15%
    5.0 Disaster Recovery, Backup & Data Replication10-15%


    Outlined below are the Domains & Objectives measured on the exam. To view subtopics, download the exam study guide.

    Domain 1.0: Snowflake Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and User Administration

    1.1 Set up and manage Snowflake authentication.
    1.2 Set up and manage network and private connectivity.
    1.3 Set up and manage security administration and authorization.
    1.4 Given a set of business requirements, establish access control architecture.
    1.5 Given a scenario, create and manage access control.
    1.6 Given a scenario, configure access controls.

    Domain 2.0: Account Management and Data Governance

    2.1 Manage organizations and accounts.
    2.2 Manage organizations and access control.
    2.3 Implement and manage data governance in Snowflake.
    2.4 Given a scenario, manage account identifiers.
    2.5 Given a scenario, manage databases, tables, and views.
    2.6 Perform queries in Snowflake.
    2.7 Given a scenario, stage data in Snowflake.
    2.8 Given a scenario, manage streams and tasks.

    Domain 3.0: Performance Monitoring and Tuning

    3.1 Given business requirements, design, manage, and maintain virtual warehouses.
    3.2 Monitor Snowflake performance.
    3.3 Manage DML locking and concurrency in Snowflake.
    3.4 Given a scenario, implement resource monitors.
    3.5 Interpret and make recommendations for data clustering.
    3.6 Manage costs and pricing.

    Domain 4.0: Data Sharing, Data Exchange, and Snowflake Marketplace

    4.1 Manage and implement data sharing.
    4.2 Use the Data Exchange.
    4.3 Use the Snowflake Marketplace.

    Domain 5.0: Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Data Replication

    5.1 Manage data replication.
    5.2 Given a scenario, manage Snowflake Time Travel and Fail-safe.


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