SnowPro® Advanced Architect Recertification

Duration: Hours



    Training Mode: Online


    The SnowPro Advanced: Architect Recertification exam is available for candidates with an active SnowPro Architect credential but is expiring within 6 months.


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

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

    Candidates must hold a valid SnowPro Advanced: Architect Certification at the time they take the recertification exam to be eligible. This recertification exam shares the same exam guide as SnowPro Advanced: Architect.


    Exam Version: ARA-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:Architect 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.


    Domain Weightings on Exams

    1.0 Accounts and Security


    2.0 Snowflake Architecture


    3.0 Data Engineering


    4.0 Performance Optimization



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

    Domain 1.0: Accounts and Security

    1.1 Design a Snowflake account and database strategy, based on business requirements.
    1.2 Design an architecture that meets data security, privacy, compliance, and governance requirements.

    1.3 Outline Snowflake security principles and identify use cases where they should be applied.

    Domain 2.0: Snowflake Architecture

    2.1 Outline the benefits and limitations of various data models in a Snowflake environment.
    2.2 Design data sharing solutions, based on different use cases.
    2.3 Create architecture solutions that support Development Lifecycles as well as workload requirements.
    2.4 Given a scenario, outline how objects exist within the Snowflake Object hierarchy and how the hierarchy impacts an architecture.
    2.5 Determine the appropriate data recovery solution in Snowflake and how data can be restored.

    Domain 3.0: Data Engineering

    3.1 Determine the appropriate data loading or data unloading solution to meet business needs.
    3.2 Outline key tools in Snowflake’s ecosystem and how they interact with Snowflake.
    3.3 Determine the appropriate data transformation solution to meet business needs.

    Domain 4.0: Performance Optimization

    4.1 Outline performance tools, best practices, and appropriate scenarios where they should be applied.
    4.2 Troubleshoot performance issues with existing architectures.


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