Hi Chris I suggest you contact Sun (firstname.lastname@example.org) and see if they can send you a copy of the old assignment. There is the statement in the instructions:
You may not use files from sets issued to other certification candidates - even if you believe they are identical.
One of the reasons is that there are different versions of the assignments. For an obvious example, one version of Fly By Night Services provide a database file, another version does not. Other versioning differences may be more subtle (like the changes to method signatures in the different versions of UrlyBird). So even if you got a copy of someone else's assignment, you might end up failing because your submission might not match the instructions you were given. Regards, Andrew