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The Snowflake Online test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their knowledge of Snowflake data warehousing architecture, SQL queries, and optimization techniques. The test also assesses a candidate's familiarity with Snowflake administration, security, and data integration. The test aims to evaluate a candidate's ability to work with Snowflake effectively and perform tasks related to database management and administration.

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Snowflake Online Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Snowflake Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Snowflake Online Assessment Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Understanding the core concepts of Snowflake architecture
  • Creating and managing Snowflake accounts and users
  • Designing and implementing data warehouses in Snowflake
  • Loading and extracting data from Snowflake tables
  • Working with Snowflake Virtual Warehouses
  • Understanding data sharing and data replication in Snowflake
  • Performing advanced analytics and querying in Snowflake
  • Implementing security and access controls in Snowflake
  • Monitoring and optimizing Snowflake performance
  • Managing and automating Snowflake tasks and jobs
  • Working with Snowflake connectors and integrations
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues in Snowflake
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Snowflake Online Assessment Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Snowflake Online Assessment Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Snowflake Online Assessment Test

Why you should use Snowflake Online Assessment Test?

The Snowflake Online Assessment Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Snowflake database fundamentals
  • Query optimization in Snowflake
  • Data loading techniques in Snowflake
  • Working with Snowflake stages
  • Snowflake security and access control
  • Snowflake data replication and synchronization
  • Using SnowSQL command-line interface
  • Snowflake warehouse management
  • Managing users and roles in Snowflake
  • Snowflake materialized views

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Snowflake Online Assessment Test?

  • Snowflake

    Snowflake is a cloud data platform that provides a fully managed and scalable solution for data warehousing and analytics. It allows users to store and analyze large volumes of data from various sources, enabling real-time decision making and advanced analytics. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's ability to work with Snowflake, perform data modeling, write SQL queries, and optimize database performance.

  • Data Warehousing

    Data warehousing is the process of collecting, organizing, and storing data from various sources in a centralized repository for analysis and reporting. This skill is measured in the test as it is essential for working with Snowflake and understanding data modeling concepts for effective data management and analysis.

  • SQL Queries

    SQL queries are used to retrieve, manipulate, and manage data stored in a relational database. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in writing SQL queries, which is necessary for data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes in Snowflake.

  • Database Performance Optimization

    Database performance optimization involves analyzing and fine-tuning the structure, configuration, and queries of a database to improve its efficiency and responsiveness. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in Snowflake databases, ensuring optimal query execution and resource utilization.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Snowflake Online Assessment Test to be based on.

    Snowflake architecture
    Snowflake accounts
    Snowflake users
    Data warehouses
    Loading data
    Extracting data
    Virtual Warehouses
    Data sharing
    Data replication
    Advanced analytics
    Access controls
    Performance optimization
    Managing tasks
    Automating jobs

What roles can I use the Snowflake Online Assessment Test for?

  • Snowflake Developer
  • Snowflake Data Engineer
  • Snowflake Architect
  • Software Developer (Snowflake)

How is the Snowflake Online Assessment Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Data sharing in Snowflake
  • Implementing Snowflake stored procedures
  • Snowflake data encryption
  • Performance monitoring and tuning in Snowflake
  • Snowflake virtual warehouses
  • Querying semi-structured data in Snowflake
  • Using Snowflake web UI
  • Snowflake automatic clustering
  • Snowflake time travel and data versioning
  • Building Snowflake external functions
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Snowflake Online Assessment Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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