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Apache Airflow Fundamentals Certification

The Astronomer Certification for Apache Airflow Fundamentals exam assesses an understanding of the basics of the Airflow architecture and the ability to create basic data pipelines for scheduling and monitoring tasks.


Apache Airflow is the leading orchestrator for authoring, scheduling, and monitoring data pipelines. It has quickly become an invaluable asset in any data professional's toolbox.

If you have good experience with creating, scheduling and monitoring DAGs and an understanding of Airflow's architecture, then you may be ready to apply your skills directly to the certification exam. If not, have no fear- you will be able to take our prep course to learn everything you need to know to pass the exam.

Receiving an Astronomer Certification for Apache Airflow Fundamentals demonstrates your knowledge of Airflow's core concepts and your ability to make wise architectural decisions, understand applied use cases, and design data pipelines.

Once you pass the exam, you will receive an official certificate that you can show off to your organization and peers alike.


To pass the Apache Airflow Fundamentals certification, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of Airflow's architecture, the task life cycle, and the scheduling process. You should be comfortable recommending use cases, architectural needs, settings and design choices for data pipelines. You should be able to trigger, debug and retry tasks and look at the right views from the UI to monitor them.

We recommend at least 3 months of experience with Airflow.

The exam is designed to assess the following topics:

  • User Interface (DAGs, Gantt, Graph, Tree etc.)
  • DAG / Task scheduling process
  • Backfill / Catchup
  • DAG skeleton
  • Architecture components (Web Server, Scheduler, Metadata DB, Executor, Worker)
  • Core concepts (Dags, DAG Runs, Tasks, Operators)
  • What Airflow is and what Airflow is not

We recommend you take the Apache Airflow Fundamentals Prep Course. This course will help you gain the skills needed to pass the exam.

Exam details

Exam format: 75 Multiple choice questions

Time allotted: 60 Minutes

Passing score: 80% (60 corrects out of 75)

Exam Registration fee: USD $150

Prerequisites: We recommend that you take the Apache Airflow Fundamentals Prep Course to prepare for the exam.

Language: English


Resources to help you prepare for the exam:

  • Apache Airflow Fundamentals Prep Course
  • Sample exam⠀⠀⠀
  • Astronomer guides
  • Airflow documentation