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Seminar – Auditing Microsoft Entra ID with PowerShell®

May 16 @ 8:30 am - May 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT

GWDC Member $400, Non-GWDC Member $800

As organizations continue to move their data and applications to the cloud, auditors need skills to audit cloud environments. Though environments may be FedRAMP authorized and/or subject to external assessments, organizations will have responsibilities for certain activities, such as account management, privileged access, and some configuration settings. Thus, auditors will need to access cloud data to audit these environments.

Microsoft Entra ID, formerly Azure Active Directory, is Microsoft’s cloud service that provides identity and access management services to Microsoft’s cloud environments. Like Active Directory, Entra ID allows organizations to establish user, device, and group accounts. Azure can also sync with an on-premises Active Directory. While Entra ID provides web interfaces, auditors often need information that is not easily or efficiently retrieved from these interfaces.  

This two-day course will cover the Microsoft Graph and PowerShell commands needed to obtain data from Entra ID. The course will also cover basic audit tests that can be performed using PowerShell on Entra ID data. Attendees will be provided access to a virtual server to practice commands and perform hands-on exercises.  Auditors and security professionals who audit Entra ID will benefit from attending this course.

Registration closes on May 15, 2024 @ 5pm.

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Day 1

  • Lesson 1 – Accessing Azure and Entra ID
  • Lesson 2 – User data
  • Lesson 3 – Group data
  • Lesson 4 – Role and Administrator data
  • Lesson 5 – Device data

Day 2

  • Lesson 6 – Application data
  • Lesson 7 – Licenses
  • Lesson 8 – Authentication Methods
  • Lesson 9 – Entra ID Directory Policies
  • Lesson 10 – Additional Entra ID Management Features


Additional Course Details

Hands-on Lab Exercises

Each student will be provided access to a Windows Server to use during the course. The server will be hosted on the Azure Lab Services platform.

The server will be accessed using Windows Remote Desktop. Therefore, on the course dates, students will need to use a Windows-based computer that permits use of the Remote Desktop protocol.

An email will be sent to each student this evening with instructions on accessing the virtual server. Students are encouraged to register and follow the instructions to access the virtual server prior to the start of the seminar.

Each lesson in the course has an accompanying PowerShell script that will be used for that lesson and will be pre-loaded onto each student’s virtual server.


PowerShell and Microsoft Graph commands

Students will practice obtaining data from an Entra ID instance using Microsoft Graph commands. Students will then use basic PowerShell commands to arrange, add to, and extract information into a CSV file that can be used in audit workpapers or other analysis.


Materials Provided During the Seminar

Each student attending the seminar will be provided:

  • Presentation materials
  • PowerShell scripts for each lesson
  • Access to the virtual server for up to 5 hours after the course ends for additional practice
  • Link to the seminar recording, good for 30 days after the seminar



Mike Howard

Mike Howard is an experienced IT auditor with over 28 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 17+ 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.


Virtual Meeting 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.


Event Questions and Policies

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.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.


Complaint Policy

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CPE Information

Earn up to 14 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: www.NASBARegistry.org


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 basic skills to use PowerShell to obtain, view, and export data from Microsoft Entra ID. 


CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using PowerShell and working with Microsoft Entra ID.  This course builds on the concepts presented in the Seminar – Introduction to Auditing with PowerShell®.
  • Advance Preparation: The instructor will provide materials during the Zoom.
  • Program Knowledge Level: Intermediate
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet Based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology – Technical


May 16 @ 8:30 am EDT
May 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT
GWDC Member $400, Non-GWDC Member $800
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