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ARA-C01 SnowPro Advanced: Architect Certification Exam Question and Answers

Question # 4

What is a valid object hierarchy when building a Snowflake environment?

A.

Account --> Database --> Schema --> Warehouse

B.

Organization --> Account --> Database --> Schema --> Stage

C.

Account --> Schema > Table --> Stage

D.

Organization --> Account --> Stage --> Table --> View

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Question # 5

Which SQL alter command will MAXIMIZE memory and compute resources for a Snowpark stored procedure when executed on the snowpark_opt_wh warehouse?

A)

B)

C)

D)

A.

Option A

B.

Option B

C.

Option C

D.

Option D

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Question # 6

An Architect has chosen to separate their Snowflake Production and QA environments using two separate Snowflake accounts.

The QA account is intended to run and test changes on data and database objects before pushing those changes to the Production account. It is a requirement that all database objects and data in the QA account need to be an exact copy of the database objects, including privileges and data in the Production account on at least a nightly basis.

Which is the LEAST complex approach to use to populate the QA account with the Production account’s data and database objects on a nightly basis?

A.

1) Create a share in the Production account for each database

2) Share access to the QA account as a Consumer

3) The QA account creates a database directly from each share

4) Create clones of those databases on a nightly basis

5) Run tests directly on those cloned databases

B.

1) Create a stage in the Production account

2) Create a stage in the QA account that points to the same external object-storage location

3) Create a task that runs nightly to unload each table in the Production account into the stage

4) Use Snowpipe to populate the QA account

C.

1) Enable replication for each database in the Production account

2) Create replica databases in the QA account

3) Create clones of the replica databases on a nightly basis

4) Run tests directly on those cloned databases

D.

1) In the Production account, create an external function that connects into the QA account and returns all the data for one specific table

2) Run the external function as part of a stored procedure that loops through each table in the Production account and populates each table in the QA account

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Question # 7

Which Snowflake architecture recommendation needs multiple Snowflake accounts for implementation?

A.

Enable a disaster recovery strategy across multiple cloud providers.

B.

Create external stages pointing to cloud providers and regions other than the region hosting the Snowflake account.

C.

Enable zero-copy cloning among the development, test, and production environments.

D.

Enable separation of the development, test, and production environments.

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Question # 8

What integration object should be used to place restrictions on where data may be exported?

A.

Stage integration

B.

Security integration

C.

Storage integration

D.

API integration

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Question # 9

A Snowflake Architect is designing a multiple-account design strategy.

This strategy will be MOST cost-effective with which scenarios? (Select TWO).

A.

The company wants to clone a production database that resides on AWS to a development database that resides on Azure.

B.

The company needs to share data between two databases, where one must support Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance but the other one does not.

C.

The company needs to support different role-based access control features for the development, test, and production environments.

D.

The company security policy mandates the use of different Active Directory instances for the development, test, and production environments.

E.

The company must use a specific network policy for certain users to allow and block given IP addresses.

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Question # 10

A company’s client application supports multiple authentication methods, and is using Okta.

What is the best practice recommendation for the order of priority when applications authenticate to Snowflake?

A.

1) OAuth (either Snowflake OAuth or External OAuth)

2) External browser

3) Okta native authentication

4) Key Pair Authentication, mostly used for service account users

5) Password

B.

1) External browser, SSO

2) Key Pair Authentication, mostly used for development environment users

3) Okta native authentication

4) OAuth (ether Snowflake OAuth or External OAuth)

5) Password

C.

1) Okta native authentication

2) Key Pair Authentication, mostly used for production environment users

3) Password

4) OAuth (either Snowflake OAuth or External OAuth)

5) External browser, SSO

D.

1) Password

2) Key Pair Authentication, mostly used for production environment users

3) Okta native authentication

4) OAuth (either Snowflake OAuth or External OAuth)

5) External browser, SSO

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Question # 11

How do Snowflake databases that are created from shares differ from standard databases that are not created from shares? (Choose three.)

A.

Shared databases are read-only.

B.

Shared databases must be refreshed in order for new data to be visible.

C.

Shared databases cannot be cloned.

D.

Shared databases are not supported by Time Travel.

E.

Shared databases will have the PUBLIC or INFORMATION_SCHEMA schemas without explicitly granting these schemas to the share.

F.

Shared databases can also be created as transient databases.

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Question # 12

An Architect is designing a solution that will be used to process changed records in an orders table. Newly-inserted orders must be loaded into the f_orders fact table, which will aggregate all the orders by multiple dimensions (time, region, channel, etc.). Existing orders can be updated by the sales department within 30 days after the order creation. In case of an order update, the solution must perform two actions:

1. Update the order in the f_0RDERS fact table.

2. Load the changed order data into the special table ORDER _REPAIRS.

This table is used by the Accounting department once a month. If the order has been changed, the Accounting team needs to know the latest details and perform the necessary actions based on the data in the order_repairs table.

What data processing logic design will be the MOST performant?

A.

Useone stream and one task.

B.

Useone stream and two tasks.

C.

Usetwo streams and one task.

D.

Usetwo streams and two tasks.

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Question # 13

A company's Architect needs to find an efficient way to get data from an external partner, who is also a Snowflake user. The current solution is based on daily JSON extracts that are placed on an FTP server and uploaded to Snowflake manually. The files are changed several times each month, and the ingestion process needs to be adapted to accommodate these changes.

What would be the MOST efficient solution?

A.

Ask the partner to create a share and add the company's account.

B.

Ask the partner to use the data lake export feature and place the data into cloud storage where Snowflake can natively ingest it (schema-on-read).

C.

Keep the current structure but request that the partner stop changing files, instead only appending new files.

D.

Ask the partner to set up a Snowflake reader account and use that account to get the data for ingestion.

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Question # 14

Database DB1 has schema S1 which has one table, T1.

DB1 --> S1 --> T1

The retention period of EG1 is set to 10 days.

The retention period of s: is set to 20 days.

The retention period of t: Is set to 30 days.

The user runs the following command:

Drop Database DB1;

What will the Time Travel retention period be for T1?

A.

10 days

B.

20 days

C.

30 days

D.

37 days

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Question # 15

Based on the Snowflake object hierarchy, what securable objects belong directly to a Snowflake account? (Select THREE).

A.

Database

B.

Schema

C.

Table

D.

Stage

E.

Role

F.

Warehouse

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Question # 16

An Architect is using SnowCD to investigate a connectivity issue.

Which system function will provide a list of endpoints that the network must be able to access to use a specific Snowflake account, leveraging private connectivity?

A.

SYSTEMSALLOWLIST ()

B.

SYSTEMSGET_PRIVATELINK

C.

SYSTEMSAUTHORIZE_PRIVATELINK

D.

SYSTEMSALLOWLIST_PRIVATELINK ()

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Question # 17

What is a characteristic of loading data into Snowflake using the Snowflake Connector for Kafka?

A.

The Connector only works in Snowflake regions that use AWS infrastructure.

B.

The Connector works with all file formats, including text, JSON, Avro, Ore, Parquet, and XML.

C.

The Connector creates and manages its own stage, file format, and pipe objects.

D.

Loads using the Connector will have lower latency than Snowpipe and will ingest data in real time.

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Question # 18

What transformations are supported in the below SQL statement? (Select THREE).

CREATE PIPE ... AS COPY ... FROM (...)

A.

Data can be filtered by an optional where clause.

B.

Columns can be reordered.

C.

Columns can be omitted.

D.

Type casts are supported.

E.

Incoming data can be joined with other tables.

F.

The ON ERROR - ABORT statement command can be used.

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