How to prepare for the Snowflake SnowPro Core Exam Blog

SnowPro Core Professionals have the ability to share their core expertise with customers who are implementing or migrating to Snowflake. SnowPro Core Certified professionals are familiar with Snowflake as a cloud-based data warehouse and know the requirements to design, develop and manage Snowflake solutions that will help them achieve their business objectives. Let’s learn how to prepare for the Snowflake SnowPro core exam!
Snowflake SnowPro Core Exam
The SnowPro TM Core Certification certifies that a person is able to use specific core expertise when implementing Snowflake and migrating to it. SnowPro TM Core Certified professionals are familiar with Snowflake as a cloud-based data warehouse and have the knowledge to design, develop and manage secure Snowflake solutions that will help drive business objectives.
This exam covers Snowflake architecture principles and best practices as well as core Snowflake solutions aspects such as data loading/unloading and performance and concurrency. Security, scaling, scaling, data types, connectors and account management are all covered.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
The SnowPro TM Core Certification can be used by individuals who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of Snowflake, Data Platform. The candidate is familiar with the following topics:
First, Snowflake Data Loading & Transformation
Additionally, increasing the performance and concurrency of virtual warehouses
Additionally, make use of Data Sharing DDL/DML Operations and Query Constructs
Snowflake Account Management and Monitoring
Also, Semi-Structured data
Snowflake’s Continuous data protection method
Now that you have an overview of the exam let’s move on to the steps to prepare for the Snowflake SnowPro Core Exam.
Snowflake SnowPro Core Exam Preparation Manual
SnowPro recommends that you have hands-on experience, instructor-led and On-Demand training courses, as well as self-study resources, to prepare for the exam. Let’s take a look at all the resources you can use to pass this exam.
Step 1: Learn about the exam syllabus
Here is the exam content outline.

Domain 1: Security and Account
1.1 How to manage Snowflake accounts
Account usage
Information schema
1.2 Security principles in outline
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
Data EncryptionNetwork Security and Policies
Access Control
Federated Authentication is also available
Single Sign-On (SSO).
1.3 Define the roles and entities that are used in Snowflake.
Let’s see how privileges can be granted or revoked
Also, see Explain Role Hierarchy & Privilege Inheritance
1.4 Describe the security capabilities associated with each Snowflake edition.
Data masking
1.5 Outline Data Governance Capabilities in Snowflake
Data maskingAccount usage views
External Tokenization
Domain 2: Virtual Warehouses
2.1 Outline compute principles.
Credit usage and billing
ConcurrencyCaching
2.2 Virtual Warehouse best practices
Scale-up or scale-out?
Types of virtual warehouses
Management/monitoring
Domain 3: Data Movement
3.1 Outline the different commands that can be used to load data, and when they should.
COPY
INSERT
PUT
GET
VALIDATE
3.2 Define bulk in comparison to continuous data loading methods.
COPY
Snowpipe
3.3 Define the best practices for loading data.
File sizeFolders
3.4 How data can be transferred from Snowflake to local storage or cloud storage locations.
Define the formats that can be used to unload data from Snowflake
Define the best practices for data unloading
3.5 How to load semi-structured data.
Formats of supported files
VARIANT column
Flattening the nested structure
Domain 4 Performance Management
4.1 Outline best practices in Snowflake storage performance management.
Clustering
Materialized views
Search Optimization
4.2 Outline best practices in Snowflake perf