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Seminar – Introduction to Auditing with PowerShell® Part 2: Objects and Scripting

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

GWDC Member $125, Non-GWDC Member $200

This one-day virtual seminar is designed for students to expand their skills in using PowerShell® to perform audits. This course explores two fundamental aspects of using PowerShell: objects and scripting.  PowerShell is built around the concept that data in PowerShell is an object of a specific type.  An object can be as simple as text or number or as complex as a collection of objects. Auditors need to understand this concept to unlock the information stored in different object types and the actions that can be taken.  PowerShell is also more than a series of commands; it is a scripting language complete with its own version or popular scripting features and syntax. While built for systems administrators, auditors can also use key aspects of PowerShell’s scripting language to write effective and repeatable scripts for use in their audits.

This seminar is for any Auditor, IT Auditor, or Cybersecurity professional who want to incorporate PowerShell into their toolkits for accomplishing audits and projects.

Registration closes on November 3, 2022 @ 12pm.  Capacity is limited to 30 registrants.

Register today!


Related Seminar

This seminar builds on the concepts taught in the Introduction to Auditing with PowerShell Part 1: Overview and Basic Commands seminar.


Seminar Details

Seminar Outline

  • PowerShell refresher
  • Understanding objects in PowerShell
  • Object types and their properties and methods
  • PowerShell scripting basics and best practices
  • Tips for troubleshooting commands and scripts
  • Practical Exercises



Mike Howard

Mike Howard is an experienced IT auditor with over 27 years of IT auditing experience in the Federal Government. Mike is a technical auditor who has audited numerous technologies, including mainframes, Unix environments, Active Directory, databases, Cisco devices, and Windows computers. Mike embraces innovative technologies to accomplish his audits, most notably using PowerShell to write custom scripts. Over the 10+ years that he has been using PowerShell, he’s written over 300 PowerShell scripts.

Mike is also a member of the ISACA Greater Washington D.C. chapter and has served on the board for 16+ years, most of the time as Internet/Communications Director. Mike is currently the Associate Director for Web Development, where he manages the chapter’s website. Mike has also used PowerShell to accomplish tasks related to his Chapter duties, including creating web pages, calculating CPE credits, and updating membership rosters.

Mike has a B.S. in Accounting from Old Dominion University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University.


Additional Details

Virtual Event Information

  • This event will be presented through Zoom.  The instructor will send an email with the zoom link prior to the event.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app on their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • The ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls


Registration Questions

If you have any registration questions about this event, please contact the chapter using the Registration Contact Form.

If you have CPE questions after the event has concluded, please contact the chapter using the CPE Contact Form.


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CPE Information

Earn up to 7 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present for the full event to receive full CPE credit.


Learning Objective

After completing this course, students will have skills to use objects in PowerShell and develop PowerShell scripts.

Additional CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites: Students should have a basic understanding of PowerShell. The ISACA GWDC course Introduction to Auditing with PowerShell Part 1: Overview and Commands satisfies this prerequisite.
  • Advance Preparation: The instructor will provide materials in advance of the course that should be saved to the student’s computer. Students can follow along with the instructor in executing PowerShell commands during the course.
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet Based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology – Technical


November 4
9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
GWDC Member $125, Non-GWDC Member $200
Event Category:


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